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Frankfort Road Bridge

Frankfort Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: March 2007 and July 1, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Frankfort Road (PA-18) Over Raccoon Creek
Location
Rural: Beaver County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Pennsylvania State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1977
Main Span Length
185 Feet (56 Meters)
Structure Length
229 Feet (70 Meters)
Roadway Width
32.2 Feet (9.81 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
40018036001760

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This bridge is a good example of a standard plan truss bridge that Pennsylvania built in the 1930s. They are bold, attractive structures that punctuate the crossing of a river. Their wide deck width and sturdy members means that these bridges, if maintained and preserved as they should be, are sufficient for modern traffic.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1932 single-span, 229'-long and 42' wide, steel Parker thru truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments. It is traditionally composed with built up upper chords and inclined end posts. The web members are rolled section. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details. The safety shape barriers were placed in 1977. The original lattice railing remains on the cantilevered sidewalk. The bridge is an example of common period technology, and neither it nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a two-lane state highway and a sidewalk over Raccoon Creek in a wooded setting. A large cogeneration plant is beyond the west side of the bridge.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
40.654390,-80.350100

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