Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad, Darby River Bridge, Spanning Darby Creek, South of Essington Avenue (S, Eddystone, Delaware County, PA
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South of Essington Avenue (S, Eddystone, PA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER PA-526
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N606).
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Significance: Because Pennsylvania has few low-lying areas, the bridge is one of a limited number of movable railroad structures in the state, and even more rare as an overhead-counterweight bascule bridge.
War (World War I)
Strauss Bascule Bridge Company
Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation
Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Norfolk Southern Railroad
Spivey, Justin M., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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