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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1900 Upper
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lehigh River)
Bridgemeister ID:366
References:AAJ, DSL20030414, EN19001122, HBE, PTS2, WGE20030513
Principals:Henry G. Tyrell, John McNeal
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1955
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:2 x 279f
Side span:110f
Notes
  • According to Tyrell, "[It] joins Dock Street on the lower side of the river with Glendon Avenue on the upper side, 90 feet above it. To overcome this difference in elevation of the two ends without incurring excessive expense for approach, the bridge floor was made to descend on a grade of 7.2 per cent from the upper bank to meet stairs rising from Dock Street..."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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