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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 5-0 seeks an interested party to acquire the historic 

Cementon Bridge

The bridge currently carries State Route 329 over the Lehigh River between Cementon, Lehigh County and Northampton, Northampton County. Historically, the bridge served as a vehicular and pedestrian crossing between two residential neighborhoods centered around local cement industries. Constructed in 1933, this rivet-connected bridge is one of only three state highway-designed Pratt trusses east of the Susquehanna River.  It features four spans – three identical thru trusses at 160’ each and one built-up girder - for a total length of 575’. It has a vertical clearance of 13’-3” and a deck width of 22’. The structure is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for its engineering significance.

 

In an effort to preserve this historic structure, ownership of the bridge in its entirety or by individual spans will be transferred to an interested party for removal to a new location. The new owner will be responsible for costs associated with long-term maintenance of the span. If your organization is interested in assuming ownership of this historic bridge, please contact Kris Thompson, PennDOT District 5-0 Architectural Historian, at (610) 871-4459 or via email at krthompson@state.pa.us.

Posted April, 2016

Cementon Bridge

Cementon Bridge

Bridge Dimensions: 575 feet long by 22 feet (Approx.) wide
Built: 1933

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