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Rush's Mill Bridge, Spanning Plum Creek at North end of Union Canal Bicycle & Walking Trail, Sinking Spring, Berks County, PA

Rush's Mill Bridge, Spanning Plum Creek at North end of Union Canal Bicycle & Walking Trail, Sinking Spring, Berks County, PA

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Summary

Significance: Rush's Mill Bridge is one of a small number of composite cast- and wrought-iron bridges yet remaining in the U.S. It is also one of the few existing examples employing the Howe-truss form in which the cast diagonals are compression members and the wrought-iron vertical elements are tension members.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N25
Survey number: HAER PA-211
Building/structure dates: 1869 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1975- before. 1980 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1980 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Dreibelbies, Simon
Berks County Parks & Recreation Department
General Consultants, Incorporated, of Reading
Semmel, William
Institute for the History of Technology & Industrial Archeology
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Kemp, Emory, project manager
Herrin, Dean, project manager
Ussler, Christine, field team
Theororopoulos, Christine, field team
Chang, Wayne, field team
Korsos, Monika, field team
Chamberlin, William, field team
Madrid, transmitter
Hadlow, Robert W, historian
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer
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Location

Sinking Spring (Pa.)40.32731, -76.01105
Google Map of 40.3273146, -76.01104889999999
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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

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