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Wilson Shute Bridge, Spanning French Creek at State Road 2008 (formerly Legislative Route 20027), Meadville, Crawford County, PA

Wilson Shute Bridge, Spanning French Creek at State Road 2008 (formerly Legislative Route 20027), Meadville, Crawford County, PA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Wilson Shute Bridge is one of the many civil engineering landmarks that document Pennsylvania's rich historic transportation heritage. As an example of a steel Pratt through truss, it represents one of the five major categories of bridge types in the Commonwealth prior to the World War II era. Being one of the better survivors of that engineering tradition, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988, as part of a thematic nomination entitled, "Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation."
Survey number: HAER PA-191
Building/structure dates: 1888- 1889 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1936-1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1936-1937 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Penn Bridge Company
Marley, Henry P
Bailey, Edwin J
Lindsay, Walter R
Kise Franks & Shaw, Historic Preservation Group, contractor
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, sponsor
Benenson, Carol A, historian
Jones, Lyle, photographer
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Location

Meadville (Crawford County, Pa.)41.64144, -80.15145
Google Map of 41.6414438, -80.15144839999999
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Library of Congress
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