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Marshallton Bridge

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1930–1931. Old Capitol Trail over Red Clay Creek
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The low span consists of a pair of 113-footlong through-plate girders, studded with rivets. The girders arrived by railroad from Bethlehem Steel and were hoisted into place by crane. Tall, daggerlike, cast-in-place light standards of pebbly concrete rising from stepped bases look 1930s-modernistic. Much of the Delaware Hard Fibre plant of 1906 survives as a modern factory upstream, remnant of the many industries that once thrived on Red Clay Creek.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Marshallton Bridge", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 77-77.

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