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Akerley Road Bridge

Akerley Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Akerley Road (TR-883) Over Ashtabula Creek
Location
Akerly (Rural): Erie County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1988
Main Span Length
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Structure Length
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
257203088340370

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Bridge Documentation

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The bridge has some good brand markings for Cambria and Jones and Laughlin. Just to clarify spelling, the road this bridge is on is Akerley but a dot on the map lists a name of Arkerly (same name without the "e").

This bridge is a tiny little three panel bridge which has had supports added under each floor beam turning the bridge into a three span stringer in terms of how the structure functions. Thus, the trusses are today decorative. Sadly, the trusses are in very poor condition. However, even today, they continue to function as an attractive feature along this rural roadway.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

According to PennDOT records, the original Pratt pony truss superstructure was replaced in 1988 by the addition of steel stringers and two concrete barrel piers. The Pratt trusses were kept as railings.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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