Watsontown River Bridge

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Watsontown River Bridge

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Watsontown River Bridge, 1982
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Location Legislative Route 240 spur over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, Watsontown and White Deer Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°4′51″N76°51′55″W / 41.08083°N 76.86528°W / 41.08083; -76.86528 Coordinates: 41°4′51″N76°51′55″W / 41.08083°N 76.86528°W / 41.08083; -76.86528
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1927
Built by Rockwell, George W.
Architect Long, James B.
Architectural style Other, Open-spandrel arch
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP reference # 88000801 [1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

Watsontown River Bridge is a historic bridge in Watsontown, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania and White Deer Township, Union County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1927, and consists of nine open spandrel arches with a total length of 1,080-foot-long (330 m). It is constructed of concrete and crosses the Susquehanna River. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.Note: This includes unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Watsontown River Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-29.