Bridge in West Earl Township facts for kids
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Bridge in West Earl Township in 1999.
|Carries||Farmersville Road (State Route 1010)|
|Other name(s)||Big Conestoga Creek Bridge No. 12|
|Total length||130 feet (40 m)|
|Width||18 feet (5.5 m)|
|Longest span||62 feet (19 m)|
|Number of spans||3|
|Piers in water||2|
|Load limit||20 short tons (18,000 kg)|
|Designer||Frank H. Shaw|
|Constructed by||Paul D. Kauffman|
Bridge in West Earl Township
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||Paul D.Kauffman|
|Architect||Frank H. Shaw|
|MPS||Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR|
|NRHP reference No.||88000875|
|Added to NRHP||June 22, 1988|
The Bridge in West Earl Township, as it is designated on the National Register of Historic Places, is also known by its historic name, Big Conestoga Creek Bridge No. 12. It carries Farmersville Road (unsigned SR 1010) across the Conestoga River at Brownstown, West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The bridge is notable for its form, a three-span, continuous, arched concrete girder that does not touch the abutments. Designer Frank H. Shaw was a consulting engineer to Lancaster County when the bridge was constructed in 1917, but appointed county engineer that same year. The bridge was replaced with a new three-span structure in 2019.
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