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Bishop Road Bridge

Bishop Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 21, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bishop Road (TR-612) Over Yellow Breeches Creek
Location
Rural: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and York County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
132 Feet (40.2 Meters)
Structure Length
134 Feet (40.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
14048

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge was built in 1898, just two years before the Wrought Iron Bridge Company was bought out by the American Bridge Company which formed in 1900. The Wrought Iron Bridge Company was the most prolific builder of metal bridges in the 19th Century. Over the years it operated, it had a variety of standardized designs it built. This bridge is an excellent example of the last design the bridge company used before it was bought out. Distinctive features of this final bridge design features an a-frame portal bracing, attractive builder plaques on the portal bracing, rolled i-beams for the struts, and built-up vertical members with the v-lacing oriented so it faces the roadway. The Bishop Road Bridge is noteworthy because it displays this design without noteworthy alteration.

This bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This bridge is likely at risk for demolition since another truss bridge south of this one on the same road has been demolished and replaced. This bridge is likely next. This will be a waste of both history and tax dollars, since this is a bridge on a quiet road that could easily be rehabilitated.

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CarCam: Northbound Crossing
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