This bridge is a rare surviving example of an earlier state standard through truss bridge in Pennsylvania.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 1930, single span, 138'-long, rivet-connected Parker thru truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. The upper chords are built up box sections; the lower chord, verticals, and diagonals are rolled sections. Rolled floorbeams support stringers and a stay-in-place deck with safety-shape parapets inside of the truss lines, placed in 1981. Also in 1981, the portal bracing was modified to provide greater vertical clearance. The bridge is an example of a state highway department standardized rivet-connected thru truss bridge with rolled verticals and diagonals. The design was used with great frequency beginning in the mid 1920s. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details. Approximately 75 riveted Parker truss bridges built between 1925 and 1957 remain statewide. Neither the bridge nor its setting is historically or technologically significant.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road and sidewalk over a stream in a mixed area of undistinguished, early to late 20th century vernacular and post-WW II commercial buildings. The intersection with SR 46 is at the northeast approach. The setting does not have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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