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Harrison Avenue Bridge

Harrison Avenue Bridge, Scranton, Pennsylvania(HAER, PA,35-SCRAN,7-4)

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Built: 1921 - 1922
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA, North America

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 124.0 m
span lengths 22.9 m - 61.5 m - 22.9 m
arch span 61.5 m

Materials

piers reinforced concrete
arches reinforced concrete
abutments reinforced concrete

Chronology

8 September 1922

Dedication

1946

Roadway rehabilitated.

1964

Central Scranton Expressway constructed beneath.

1972

Original railings removed.

1988

Listed on U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Notes

Built to accommodate streetcar track (never installed). Originally spanned two railways: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad and Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railroad. Excursion trains from Steamtown National Historic Site run on the former, while the Central Scranton Expressway was built upon the roadbed of the latter.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0009583
Created: 02/07/2003
Last Updated: 07/10/2013