Pithole Stone Arch Bridge

Eagle Rock Rd over Pithole Creek, Oleopolis, PA

37 foot masonry deck arch bridge

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Pithole Stone Arch Bridge

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The bridge is significant as a late 19th century example of a rural masonry bridge constructed at a time when most of its counterparts were built in the more common metal truss types. Although considered substandard at the time of its construction, this bridge's short span and low rise contribute make its engineering compensation by the construction of massive abutments an outstanding and enduring example of 19th century craftsmanship.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Reference number
88000869
NR name
Pithole Stone Arch
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Single span stone arch
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1897

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville