Lilly Bridge

PA 53 over Burgoon Run, Lilly, Pennsylvania

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Description 

It is significant as an outstanding example of early 19th century masonry arch construction, and for its association with the Allgeheny Portage Railroad, which the bridge originally carried across the steam now known as Burgoon Run. The Allegheny Portage Railroad, a system of rail lines and inclined planes completed in 1834, was designed to carry boats from the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal across the Allegheny Mountains.. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER PA-452)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Reference number
88000785
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Single span stone arch
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1832

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2020: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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