Campbell's Bridge

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Campbell's Bridge
Campbell's Bridge, Spanning Unami Creek at Allentown Road (State Rout, Milford Square vicinity (Bucks County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Campbell's Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Campbell's Bridge
Location Allentown Road over Unami Creek, Milford Square, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°25′42″N 75°23′54″W / 40.42833°N 75.39833°W / 40.42833; -75.39833Coordinates: 40°25′42″N 75°23′54″W / 40.42833°N 75.39833°W / 40.42833; -75.39833
Area less than one acre
Built 1906
Architectural style Other, Camelback open-spandrel arch
Governing body State
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP Reference # 88000733[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

Campbell's Bridge formerly spanned Unami Creek on Allentown Road in Milford Square, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The 72-foot-long (22 m), 20-foot-wide (6.1 m) bridge was built in 1906-1907. The bridge was designed by A. Oscar Martin and built by the Dailey Construction Company. It was one of the oldest examples of reinforced concrete arch bridges in the United States.[2]

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988.[1]

In October 2005 the section of road containing the bridge was closed so that the single-span bridge could be replaced. The work was scheduled to be completed by December 2005. The new bridge is 120 feet (37 m) long and 32 feet (9.8 m) wide and is a concrete box-beam style.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Brown, Mark M. (August 1997). "Campbell's Bridge". Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Staff writer. "Milford Township road construction will start later". Newspaper. Morning Call. Retrieved 10-05-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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