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Scarlets Mill Bridge, Spanning former Reading Railroad, Scarlets Mill, Berks County, PA

Scarlets Mill Bridge, Spanning former Reading Railroad, Scarlets Mill, Berks County, PA

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Significance: The Scarlets Mill Bridge is a cast- and wrought-iron Pratt-type truss with a rolled upper chord arched in the form of an ellipse, one of many built in the 1870s and 1880s for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. It is unusual in its use of the elliptical form and in its late use of cast iron for principal structural members. It is one of only two of these "overhead bowstring bridges" known to survive.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N24
Survey number: HAER PA-210
Building/structure dates: ca. 1881 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1907- before. 1935 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Foreman, John L
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Phoenix Iron Company
Horseshoe Trail Club
Lorenz, William
Institute for the History of Technology & Industrial Archeology, sponsor
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Kemp, Emory, project manager
Herrin, Dean, project manager
Theodoropoulos, Christine, field team
Chang, Wayne, field team
Korsos, Monika, field team
Hadlow, Robert W, field team
Madrid, transmitter
Chamberlin, William P, historian
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer
Ussler, Christine, delineator


Scarlets Mill40.22694, -75.85056
Google Map of 40.226944, -75.850556


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