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Conneauttee Road Bridge

Conneauttee Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Conneauttee Road (TR-349) Over Little Conneauttee Creek
Rural: Erie County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1914 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
54 Feet (16.5 Meters)
Structure Length
55 Feet (16.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

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This historic bridge was demolished and replaced in 2010!

This was an attractive metal truss bridge closed to traffic, seemingly forgotten, and slowly falling into the river. One of the abutments appeared to be sinking at the northeast corner, and it was slowly taking the truss with it. However, the bridge had not been severely damaged by this in 2006 when the bridge was documented. The bridge could have been shipped to a shop to be carefully cleaned and restored, while new abutments were built. Then the restored truss could have been placed back on the new abutments. Seeking such a cost-effective and history-preserving solution was asking too much in Pennsylvania. Instead, the bridge was demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1914, riveted, single span, 55'-long, Warren with verticals pony truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. The bridge was modified in 1988 with the addition of welded steel angles to the lower chords at the end panels and the welding of supplemental steel angles at the connection between the floorbeams and verticals. The bridge, an altered and undistinguished example of a common technology, has no innovative or distinctive details. Riveted Warren truss bridges were used with great frequency since the 1890s. Earlier examples better represent the design in the state and district. This bridge is not historically or technologically significant.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries one lane of a two-lane unimproved road over Little Conneauttee Creek in a rural area of active farms.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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