This is an attractive little Warren pony truss. It features a wooden deck, which was somewhat damaged in 2006, with scraps and pieces of the wood laying loose on the bridge. The bridge has been fitted underneath with support beams, so the trusses are mainly decorations these days. The bridge is even listed in the National Bridge Inventory as a steel stringer, not a truss, indicating that only the deck stringers of the bridge bear loads today. Despite that, the bridge is still a visual asset to the surrounding area and the trusses still convey their historical design. Furthermore, the supports could be removed and the trusses returned to a functioning state if a comprehensive rehabilitation project was undertaken for this bridge.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The ca. 1910, riveted, single span, 43'-long, Warren with verticals pony truss bridge is supported on ashlar abutments with flared wingwalls. Ca. 1996 the lower panel point connections were changed from riveted to welded, a number of verticals and diagonals were replaced in kind, lower chord members received welded repairs, and modern beam guiderails replaced metal lattice railings. The altered bridge does not have integrity of original design. Neither the altered bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries 1 lane of an unimproved road over a stream in a wooded area that does not have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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