This bridge is an example of a style of overpass that Pennsylvania used that was a tall concrete arch that produced a tunnel-like appearance for those passing under the highway they carried. Outside of Pennsylvania, it is a somewhat unusual design for an overpass, likely because the shape of the arch limits the clearance for vehicles at the edges of the roadway.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 1949, reinforced concrete arch culvert, built from a standard design plan adopted in 1940, carries a 53'-wide roadway on a small amount of fill. Beam guiderail railings frame the roadway The culvert has no innovative or distinguishing details. The department used the arch culvert for many years starting in the late 1910s. It was favored for its economy of design and maintenance, ease of construction, and pleasing appearance. The type is common throughout the Commonwealth.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The culvert carries a 2 lane road with 2 shoulders over a county road in a sparsely developed, forested setting.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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