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Frye Station Bridge

Frye Station Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
PA-481 Over Pigeon Creek
Frye: Washington County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1935 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Pennsylvania State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
80 Feet (24.4 Meters)
Structure Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Roadway Width
23 Feet (7.01 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

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

The historic bridge inventory lists this bridge as simply the Frye Bridge, but the plaque on the bridge clearly says this is the Frye Station Bridge. There must have been a train station around here at one time or something. This six panel Parker pony truss bridge is similar to the seven panel Central Avenue Bridge. The Frye Station Bridge bridge features lattice under the built-up top chord. One of the interesting finds on the bridge was a "Weirton" brand indicating that Weirton Steel produced the materials on this bridge. Weirton is a rare name to find on bridge steel.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The single-span, 82'-long and 25' wide steel Parker pony truss bridge is supported on reinforced concrete abutments. A sidewalk with a riveted steel railing is cantilevered off one side of the truss. The bridge was built to a frequently used state standard design in 1935, and it has no innovative or distinctive details. Rolled section was used for web members starting in the late 1920s. Neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant. Safety shape barriers have been placed inside the truss lines.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a two-lane road and a sidewalk over a stream at a T intersection with SR 2023 in Frye, a mining town. The area is dominated by a mix of highly altered late-19th and 20th century houses and commercial buildings. A non-descript ca. 1900 vernacular commercial building is north of the intersection and the bridge. The main part of Frye is well southwest of the bridge. The setting does not have consistency or cohesiveness to be a potential historic district.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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