Headquarters Road Bridge needs preservation - Tinicum, PA

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Headquarters Road Bridge
Headquarters Road and Red Hill Road aka Burnt Mill Bridge
Tinicum, PA 18942
United States
40° 28' 13.1484" N, 75° 8' 15.774" W

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This bridge over the Tinicum Creek is closed and needs repair and preservation. "The bridge, built in 1812 with a deck replacement in 1919, represents the oldest stone pillar supports for a multi-span beam bridge in Pennsylvania. The concrete deck was designed by nationally recognized engineer A. Oscar Martin." The quotation is from an opinion piece by Kathryn Ann Auerback, historic preservation consultant, in the Bucks County Herald, 7/24/14, at p. A9.
There is also quite a bit about the need for preserving this bridge on the Web. I see the coordinates listed as 40°28'15" N, 75°08'12" W at www.uglybridges.com ("ugly" being a reference to wrongfully neglected).

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plaquemaster
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:46

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The Delaware Riverkeeper Network has filed a federal suit to block the demolition of this bridge. See the Bucks County Herald, 8/3/17, at p. A1.

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