Frankford Avenue Bridge

Frankford Ave. over Pennypack Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Description 

This single-span, closed-spandrel arch bridge is an early example of a concrete bridge with supporting members. The bridge's exterior is made to appear like stonework, with scoring on the spandrel walls and delineation of voussiors around the arch ring. The bridge parapet features decorative urn-shaped balusters, a design feature that became common for concrete bridges in parks and cities in the early part of the 20th century. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER PA-471)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Reference number
88000803
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Filled barrel 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
1900-1924
Significant year
1904

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2012: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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