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This is a list of all 6 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Delaware. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1809 (chain bridge)
Wilmington, Delaware, USA (Brandywine Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:6
References:AAJ, BCW, CAB, DSE20000203, HBE
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:145f
Deck width:30f
1909 Swinging
Wilmington, Delaware, USA (Brandywine Creek - Brandywine Park)
Bridgemeister ID:270
Structurae ID:0011116
O'Donnell ID:361
Coordinates:N 39.76043 W 75.5564
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:FOWP1999S
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Replaced a nearby 1879 suspension footbridge.
Photo by David Denenberg
1951 Delaware Memorial I
New Castle, Delaware and Pennsville, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:207
Structurae ID:0000511
O'Donnell ID:359 (more: 359)
Coordinates:N 39.68874 W 75.51860
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BONJ, BPL, CTD, GBD
Principals:Homer R. Seely, Enoch R. Needles, Othmar Ammann, et. al.
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,150f
Side spans:2 x 750f
Deck width:70f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1968 Delaware Memorial II
New Castle, Delaware and Pennsville, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:224
Structurae ID:0000557
O'Donnell ID:360 (more: 360)
Coordinates:N 39.68874 W 75.51860
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BONJ, CTD, GBD
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,150f
Side spans:2 x 750f
Deck width:70f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1986 (pipeline bridge)
Summit Bridge, Delaware, USA (Chesapeake and Delaware Canal)
Bridgemeister ID:1515
O'Donnell ID:358
Coordinates:N 39.54241 W 75.72397
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Clear Span Engineering, Inc., Trinity Steel Co.
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:1,220f
Notes
  • Carries a 12-inch natural gas line.
Photo by David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Eleutherian Mills, Wilmington vicinity, Delaware, USA (Brandywine Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2539
Use:Footbridge
Notes
  • In existence in early 1900s, likely at or near Hagley Yard area of du Pont Eleutherian Mills property.

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