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Thompson's Bridge, Spanning Brandywine River on Deleware State Route , Wilmington, New Castle County, DE



B&W Photos

HB321269
View Northwest, Elevation View Of Southeastern Side

HB321270
View Northwest, Elevation View Of Southeastern Side

HB321271
View Southwest, General View Of Southeastern Side

HB321272
View Southwest, Roadway Elevation

HB321273
View Northeast, Roadway Elevation

HB321274
Abutment Detail

HB321276
Detail Between Piers And Abutments

HB321277
Pier Detail

HB321280
View Southeast, Wingwall And Abutment

HB321283
Beams Resting On Northeastern Abutment (fixed End)

HB321286
Historic Photograph Of Thompson's Bridge, General View, 1968, (original Photograph At The Delaware Department Of Transportation, Dover, De), Photographer Unknown, No Negative


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Brandywine River on Deleware State Route, Wilmington vicinity, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DE-25
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: Thompson's Bridge is a multiple span, highly ornamental example of a concrete encased steel girder bridge; this type commonly was constructed by the State Highway Department during the period 1925-1935. This period was characterized by the consolidation and improvement of the primary road system, and the development of the secondary road system throughout Delaware by the State Highway Department.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Dannenberg, Charles B.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTHEAST, ELEVATION VIEW OF NORTHWESTERN SIDE
2. VIEW NORTHWEST, ELEVATION VIEW OF SOUTHEASTERN SIDE
3. VIEW NORTHWEST, ELEVATION VIEW OF SOUTHEASTERN SIDE
4. VIEW SOUTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTHEASTERN SIDE
5. VIEW SOUTHWEST, ROADWAY ELEVATION
6. VIEW NORTHEAST, ROADWAY ELEVATION
7. ABUTMENT DETAIL
8. ABUTMENT DETAIL, SIDE VIEW
9. DETAIL BETWEEN PIERS AND ABUTMENTS
10. PIER DETAIL
11. VIEW WEST, WINGWALL AND ABUTMENT
12. VIEW WEST, NORTHEASTERN PIER
13. VIEW SOUTHEAST, WINGWALL AND ABUTMENT
14. VIEW NORTHWEST, ABUTMENT AND BEAMS
15. VIEW NORTHEAST, BEAMS SEATED ON BEARING RESTING ON PIER
16. BEAMS RESTING ON NORTHEASTERN ABUTMENT (FIXED END)
17. EXPANSION JOINT ON SOUTHWESTERN ABUTMENT (EXPANSION END)
18. Historic photograph of bridge plate, February, 1989 (original negative at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE)
19. Historic photograph of Thompson's Bridge, general view, 1968, (original photograph at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE), photographer unknown, no negative
20. Historic photograph of Thompson's Bridge, roadway view, 1968, (original photograph at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE), photographer unknown, no negative
21. Original drawing, sheet 1 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE, BNC #87)
22. Original drawing, sheet 2 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE BNC #87)
23. Original drawing, sheet 3 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE, BNC #87)
24. Original drawing, sheet 4 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE, BNC #87)
25. Original drawing, sheet 5 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE, BNC #87)
26. Original drawing, sheet 6 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE, BNC #87)
27. Original drawing, sheet 7 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE, BNC #87)
28. Original drawing, sheet 8 (original drawings at the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover, DE, BNC #87)


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