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Odessa Bridge, Spanning Appoquinimink River at Main Street (State, Odessa, New Castle County, DE



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Location
Spanning Appoquinimink River at Main Street (State, Odessa, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DE-28
Significance: The Odessa Bridge is a steel plate girder, bobtail swing bridge that rotates on a center bearing, appropriate to a relatively short light span. The bobtailed swing form is relatively unusual, and the Odessa Bridge is one of two remaining historic bobtail bridges in the state. The Odessa Bridge replaced an earlier, cable-stayed metal truss swing bridge. The Odessa Bridge exemplifies the continuing expansion and improvement of the road network under the auspices of the New Castle County Engineer's Office prior to the Delaware Department of Transportation assumption of responsibility for construction and maintenance of all local and state roads in 1935.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
5. SIDE VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT PLATE GIRDER AND SWING PIVIOT
6. SIDE VIEW, LOOKING EAST AT ABUTMENT AREA AND WHEEL SUPPORTS
7. BRIDGE PLAQUE
8. SIDE VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT ABUTMENT AREA
9. SIDE VIEW, LOOKING NORTH AT OUTER APPROACH ABUTMENT WALL
10. ON DECK, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT STEEL PLATE GIRDER
11. ON DECK, LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT STEEL PLATE GIRDER
12. BELOW DECK, DETAILS OF CENTER PIVIOT


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