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Rehoboth Avenue Bridge, State Route 1A (Rehoboth Avenue) over Lewes & Rehoboth Canal, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, DE

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Rehoboth Avenue Bridge, State Route 1A (Rehoboth Avenue) over Lewes & Rehoboth Canal, Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, DE

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Summary

Significance: A notable example of a Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge and a typical example of 1920's bridge architecture. It is the second oldest bascule bridge in Delaware, out of the eleven that are still in use.
Survey number: HAER DE-22
Building/structure dates: 1925- 1926 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after 1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1956 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1985 Demolished

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Keller & Harrington
Al S. Fox & Company
American Bascule Bridge Company
Delaware Department of Transportation
Aldwyn Construction Company
High Welding Company
Scherzer, William
Yearby, Jean P, transmitter
O'Brien, J T, photographer
Brockenbrough, William, historian
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Location

Rehoboth Beach (Del.)38.72095, -75.07601
Google Map of 38.7209454, -75.07601369999999
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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