First Iron Bridge

First Iron Bridge (HMFR5)

Location: Pottstown, PA 19464 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 14.757', W 75° 39.158'

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The first iron truss bridge in the U.S. was built in 1845 in the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad blacksmith shop, just south of here. It was designed for the railroad in 1844 by Richard B. Osborne.
HM NumberHMFR5
Year Placed1953
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 444491 N 4455260
Decimal Degrees40.24595000, -75.65263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.757', W 75° 39.158'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 45.42" N, 75° 39' 9.48" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 State Road 4031, Pottstown PA 19464, US
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