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Pennsylvania Turnpike Beaver River Bridge

   


Pennsylvania Turnpike Beaver River Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 17, 2011
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) Over Beaver River, PA-1001, and Railroad
Location
Rural: Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1952 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1988
Main Span Length
410 Feet (125 Meters)
Structure Length
1546 Feet (471.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
56 Feet (17.1 Meters)
Spans
5 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
04707699001321

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This Bridge's Future Is At Risk!

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This bridge is slated for demolition and replacement!

This bridge is a traditionally composed example of a mid-20th Century cantilever deck truss. Thanks to demolition, bridges like this are rapidly becoming rare. This bridge is extremely hard to photograph since despite its immense size, it is surrounded by numerous trees and the area around the bridge is very overgrown.

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