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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