Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of PICRYL.com. Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Skew Arch Bridge, North Sixth Street at Woodward Street, Reading, Berks County, PA

Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Skew Arch Bridge, North Sixth Street at Woodward Street, Reading, Berks County, PA

 
 
description

Summary

See also HABS PA-1025 for additional documentation. Includes photographs.
See also HAER PA-117 for additional documentation.
Significance: This structure's three spans are extremely rare examples of true skew arches, in which the courses of stone are laid on helicoidal curves. Because the complex geometry is difficult to design and construct, only a few such bridges exist in the U.S. The Skew Arch Bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Survey number: HAER PA-116
Building/structure dates: 1855-1857 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73001590

person

Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Osborne, Richard B
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation
Norfolk Southern Railroad
Lebanon Valley Railroad
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), sponsor
Spivey, Justin M, historian
Barrett, William Edmund, photographer
Lowe, Jet, photographer
place

Location

Reading (Pa.)40.34271, -75.92766
Google Map of 40.34270619999999, -75.92766010000001
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive, PICRYL.com, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress, https://www.picryl.com

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020