The crossing of the Delaware River at Easton, Pennsylvania, provided a central link in travel from the northeastern seaboard to America's inland territories throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries. From 1806 to the mid-1890s, travelers used a landmark wooden structure built by noted bridge-builder Timothy Palmer. By the 1880s, however, Palmer's three-span covered bridge could no longer handle the demands of traffic generated by new trolley lines.
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1896Delaware RiverEastonState: NJZip: 18042Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/People-and-Projects/Projects/Landmarks/Northampton-Street-Bridge/Creator: Palmer, Timothy
YearAdded:Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service)Era_date_from: 1896