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Lower Bridge, English Center, Pennsylvania

The 1891 Lower Bridge crosses Little Pine Creek near the town of English Center, Pennsylvania. While the bridge outwardly appears to be a suspension bridge, it is actually a complex combination between an eyebar-chain suspension bridge and the diagonal members of a truss bridge. The construction type is so unusual that historicbridges.org calls it unique, and rates it as 10/10 in historic significance. Both ends of the bridge display an ornate, cast-metal constructor’s plaque showing that the bridge was constructed by Dean & Westbrook, in 1891.

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