Harrison Avenue Bridge

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LR 5 over LR 35009 Par--Roaring Brook and RR, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Open-spandrel arch bridge over Roaring River on PA 6011 (Harrison Avenue) in Scranton

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Description 

The bridge, a monumental structure spanning Roaring Brook between East and South Scranton, is a symbol of the city's progressive era in the early 20th century. A citizen's association formed to advocate for this connection between two neighborhoods originally of different economic character. Reinforced concrete engineer A. Burton Cohen, probably hired because of his affiliation with local railroads and the massive Tunkhannock Viaduct... -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER PA-498)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Reference number
88000767
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Open-spandrel
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
1900-1924
Significant year
1922

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