Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut St. over Susquehanna River, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman in April 21, 2013

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Description 

The bridge is a representative example of a late 19th century factory-manufactured roadway bridge. The bridge consists of 15 pin-connected wrought-iron Baltimore-type through-truss spans manufactured by the Phoenix Bridge Company, and utilizes that firm's proprietary column design known as the "Phoenix column." The Phoenix Bridge Company made important contributions to bridge design and construction in the late 19th and early 20th century. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER PA-412)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1972
Reference number
72001115
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Multi-span Phoenix Bridge
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1889; 1900

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman

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