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Frankford Avenue Bridge over Poquessing Creek

  • Address: Frankford Ave
  • Vicinity: Spanning Poquessing Creek, Holmesburg section of NE Philadelphia
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The single-span, closed-spandrel arch Frankford Avenue Bridge is an early example of a concrete bridge with supporting members. The bridge's exterior is made to appear like stonework, with scoring on the spandrel walls and delineation of voussiors around the arch ring. The bridge parapet features decorative urn-shaped balusters, a design feature that became common for concrete bridges in parks and cities in the early part of the 20th century. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
McMenamy,John Architect

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Particulars for Frankford Avenue Bridge over Poquessing Creek:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Structure type Bridge
Area of Significance Engineering
Other Description Filled barrel arch
Historic Use Road-related
Owner State
Sight Category Structure

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 88000803
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: McMenamy,John
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Filled barrel arch
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1904
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Road-related
Current Function: Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Road-related

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