This bridge is an increasingly rare example of a state standard pony truss that has been rehabilitated rather than demolished. The bridge has extremely rare Weirton Steel brands on it in addition to Carnegie Steel.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 1933, single span, 116'-long, rivet-connected Parker pony truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. The upper chords are built up box sections, the lower chords are channels with battens, and the verticals and diagonals are rolled sections. The bridge is an example of a state highway department standard design rivet-connected truss bridge that was used with great frequency beginning in the mid 1920s. It has no innovative or distinctive details. Approximately 75 riveted Parker truss highway bridges built between 1925 and 1957 have been identified. Neither the bridge nor its setting is historically or technologically significant.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road with sidewalks over a stream in an area dominated by late 20th century commercial strip development. There is also a modern industrial plant at the southeast quadrant. The area does not have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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