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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.
1857 Change (Chain, Lehigh Canal Swinging, Wire Towing Path at Pool No. 8)
Glendon, Pennsylvania, USA (Lehigh River)
Bridgemeister ID:56
O'Donnell ID:554
Coordinates:N 40.65382 W 75.24774
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:HAERPA461, HBP
Principals:Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co., E.A. Douglas
Use:Footbridge and Change
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • Often mistakenly called a "chain" bridge, this is a "change" bridge. Dale Oswald explains (in the context of the Aldrich Change Bridge at Palmyra, NY), "A change bridge is one with low railings and an underpass that allowed draft teams to move from one side of the canal to the other without unhitching, cloverleaf-style."
Photo by David Denenberg

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