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Pennsylvania Railroad, Brandywine Valley Viaduct, Spanning Brandywine Creek & U.S. Route 322, Downingtown, Chester County, PA

Pennsylvania Railroad, Brandywine Valley Viaduct, Spanning Brandywine Creek & U.S. Route 322, Downingtown, Chester County, PA

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Summary

Significance: It is notable for its height, length, and complex geometry, which includes both horizontal and vertical curvature. It is also significant in association with the Pennsylvania Railroad's Philadelphia & Thorndale Branch, a low-grade freight line constructed as part of massive improvements during the early 20th century.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N591
Survey number: HAER PA-518
Building/structure dates: 1903-1904 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1948-1951 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Brown, William H
Pennsylvania Steel Company
Pennsylvania Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Norfolk Southern Railroad
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), sponsor
Spivey, Justin M, historian
Lowe, Jet, photographer
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Location

Downingtown (Pa.)40.00650, -75.70327
Google Map of 40.0064958, -75.7032742
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