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Construction Photographs of Bridge Over 9th Street in Chester, Pennsylvania

 Collection
Identifier: SC Photo-0002
28 black & white photographs (9.5 x 7.5 in) photographs documenting the construction of the 9th Street Bridge in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1925 to 1926. Photographs were taken by Havercamp’s Photographs, 523 Edgmont Ave., Chester, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • 1925-1926

Creator

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 box, 28 items)

Overview

28 black & white photographs documenting the destruction of the old one and construction of the new bridge over 9th Street in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1925 to 1926.

Biographical / Historical

City of Chester was founded in 1642 and considered the oldest city in Pennsylvania. It is located south of Philadelphia and north of Wilmington, Delaware, along the Delaware River. According to this collection of photographs, in 1925 the old bridge on the 9th Street, trestle-shaped iron or steel, was torn down and replaced by a new reinforced arched concrete bridge. This new bridge is possibly the Chester Creek Bridge, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is on US 13 (9th Street) connecting to I-95. It is a concrete arch bridge that was built in 1926, rehabilitated in 1994, and it is still in use. Its Pennsylvania bridge number is: PA 23 0013 0100 1122

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Denning House Books (Philadelphia), December 2005.

Creator

Title
Construction Photographs of Bridge Over 9th Street in Chester, Pennsylvania
Status
completed
Author
Special Collection staff
Date
June 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library and Technology Services

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
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