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South Wilmington Causeway Bridge, Spanning Conrail Railroad on Market Street, South Wilmington, New Castle County, DE



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Location
Spanning Conrail Railroad on Market Street, South Wilmington vicinity, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DE-31
Significance: The South Wilmington Causeway Bridge (State Bridge NO. 686) is a multiple span, embellished example of an encased steel girder bridge. This commonly built type exemplifies the continuing expansion and improvement of the road network under the auspices of the Delaware State Highway Department. The Department had assumed responsibility for construction and maintenance of all local roads in 1935; between 1935 and 1942, efforts focused on the improvement of rural roads and increasing road construction in towns and cities. Over 250 bridges were built during this period statewide; most were simply configured and unembellished. The South Wilmington Causeway Bridge (State Bridge No. 686) is an exceptional example of this type.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTH, ELEVATION VIEW OF NORTHERN SIDE
2. VIEW NORTH, ELEVATION VIEW OF SOUTHERN SIDE
3. VIEW WEST, EAST MAIN SPAN OVER CONRAIL
4. VIEW EAST, WEST MAIN SPAN OVER CONRAIL
5. VIEW SOUTHWEST, WEST MAIN SPAN PARAPETS
6. VIEW NORTHWEST, SUPPORT COLUMNS AND PARAPETS
7. VIEW NORTH, SUBSTRUCTURE'S APPROACH SLAB SPANS AND CONCRETE COLUMNS
8. VIEW NORTHWEST, MAIN SPAN STEEL GIRDERS AND CONCRETE PIERS
9. VIEW NORTHWEST, NORTHWEST APPROACH PARAPET
10. VIEW WEST, MAIN SPAN PARAPET TILE DETAIL
11. VIEW NORTHWEST, NORTHWEST APPROACH PARAPET (OPEN CUTOUTS)
12. VIEW SOUTHWEST, WEST APPROACH PARAPET


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