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Concord Church Road Bridge

Concord Church Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Concord Church Road, Herman Road (PA-588) Over Brush Creek
Rural: Beaver County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1929 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
75 Feet (22.9 Meters)
Structure Length
78 Feet (23.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.49 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This bridge no longer exists!

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This historic bridge was demolished and replaced by PennDOT in 2010!

This small truss bridge is a good example of one of the many reasons why truss bridges are important to preserve. Brush Creek is a very small creek that might pass un-noticed to people traveling down the road. But thanks to the trusses of this bridge, people can immediately recognize that they are crossing something. The bridge also simply adds a bit a variety to an otherwise uneventful drive.

This bridge is unusual because it has large concrete panels on the approach. The bridge is unfortunately not in the best of condition. In particular, the bottom chord appeared to be in very bad shape, with its v-lacing all but rusted away due to extensive section loss.

Today, this attractive historic bridge is nothing more than an organized arrangement of colored pixels that you see on your screen when you look at the photo above.


Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The single-span, 78'-long and 22' wide, riveted Warren with verticals pony truss bridge was built in 1929 as a replacement for an 1871 bridge. The bridge is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls, and the trusses are traditionally composed. It has no innovative or distinctive details. It is a late example of a type and design that was common by 1910 throughout the state. Neither the bridge nor its setting is historically or technologically significant. It is one of 18 remaining truss bridges built between 1878 and 1939 in Beaver County.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a two-lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, rural area with scattered 20th century houses and a local greenspace park beyond the northeast quadrant.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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