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Brush Creek Road Bridge

Brush Creek Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Brush Creek Road (PA-4012) Over Brush Creek
Location
Manor: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1921 By Builder/Contractor: Trimpey and Whipkey

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
45 Feet (13.72 Meters)
Structure Length
46 Feet (14.02 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
64401200100000

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a small and traditionally composed example of a concrete arch bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge suffers from considerable spalling. However, it is noted for retaining its original materials and its beautiful balustrade railings stand out as noteworthy. The contractor, Trimpey and Whipkey is listed as being based in Casselman, Pennsylvania and Rockwood (Somerset County), Pennsylvania in other sources.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The county-designed, skewed, 56' long and 24.6' wide reinforced concrete deck arch bridge is finished with custom, Neo-Classical balustrades with urn-shaped balusters. It was built in 1921, and it exhibits sections of spalling on the end posts and arch ring that have resulted in the loss of original fabric. It is not an early example of its technology, and it is not located in a potential historic district. Neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road with 1 sidewalk over a stream in a area of undistinguished warehouse and service buildings on the north side and a vacant lot on the south side.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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