This is an attractive bridge that is traditionally composed. It represents quite well the trend in bridge construction in the first decade of the 20th Century, although the fancy plaque mounted on the top chord perhaps harkens back to the earlier truss bridge era.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The skewed, single span, 86'-long riveted Warren pony truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments with stone and concrete wingwalls. The inclined end posts and upper chords are built up box sections. Rolled floorbeams, stringers and riser beams support the open grid steel deck. The flooring system was replaced in 1964. The original lattice railings are fixed to the inner faces of the trusses. The bridge appears to be complete, but it has no innovative or distinctive details, and it is not an early example of its type/design. Neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries one lane of an unimproved township road over a stream in an area of mid- to late-20th century houses and active agriculture in a rural county.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
Information From Skelly and Loy Demolition Mitigation Website
County Bridge Number 37 is a riveted Warren pony truss bridge. Its fabrication in 1908 is attributed to the Owego Bridge Company. This single span bridge is supported on concrete abutments with stone and concrete wingwalls. It is 86' long, and skewed. It is a 86' long, skewed, single span bridge, supported on concrete abutments with stone and concrete wingwalls. The inclined end posts and upper chords are built up box sections. The open grid steel deck is a result of a replaced flooring system in 1964 and is supported with rolled floorbeams, stringers and riser beams. The diagonals alternate between angles with lacing or angles with battens. Original lattice railings are attached to the inner faces of the trusses. This bridge has been determined not eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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