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Chester & Delaware River Railroad, Chester Creek Bridge, Spanning Chester Creek at Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, PA



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Chester Creek at Edgemont Avenue, Chester, PA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER PA-525
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N605).
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
Significance: Because Pennsylvania has few low-lying areas, the bridge is one of a limited number of moveable railroad structures in this state. This bridge is remarkably low, about a foot above water at high tide and also unusual as a shared asset between pairs of competing lines throughout much of its history.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges
Swing Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Hunter, A.
American Bridge Company
Chester & Delaware River Railroad
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Norfolk Southern Railroad
Spivey, Justin M., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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