Thompson's Station Bridge, Spanning White Clay Creek on Chambers Rock Road (N, Newark, New Castle County, DE
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Spanning White Clay Creek on Chambers Rock Road (N, Newark, DE
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Survey number HAER DE-37
Significance: Thompson's Station Bridge (State Bridge 216) is one of six intact historic metal highway truss bridges in Delaware. With its Warren pony truss configuration, Thompson's Station Bridge is typical of the small spans built along local roadways in rural areas throughout the country in response to increasing traffic in the late 19th and early 20th century. In addition, structures like Thompson's Station Bridge played a vital role in the economic development of rural areas during the last quarter of the 19th century and well into the 20th century, as local transportation networks underwent initial phases of development.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW EAST, ROADWAY ELEVATION AND SETTING
2. VIEW WEST, ROADWAY ELEVATION AND SETTING
3. VIEW SOUTH, LOOKING AT ENTIRE NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE
4. VIEW NORTH, LOOKING AT ENTIRE SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE
5. VIEW EAST, APPROACH ABUTMENT WALL DETAIL
6. VIEW NORTHWEST, DETAIL OF DECK, TRUSS, AND STEEL HANDRAIL
7. VIEW WEST, ORIGINAL PLAQUE ON NORTH PORTAL
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