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Chappel Hill Road Bridge

Chappel Hill Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Chappel Hill Road (TR-355) Over Caldwell Creek
Location
Rural: Warren County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1998
Main Span Length
40 Feet (12 Meters)
Structure Length
43 Feet (13 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.8 Feet (4.21 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
617207035540010

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Bridge Documentation

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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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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
41.710250,-79.545350

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