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Happy Valley Road Bridge

Happy Valley Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 26, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Happy Valley Road (TR-802) Over South Branch Roaring Creek
Location
Rural: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania and Columbia County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1887 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1983
Main Span Length
73 Feet (22 Meters)
Structure Length
76 Feet (23 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
29352

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This classic King Bridge Company Pratt truss has been altered with the addition of a load-bearing arch. The bridge has been closed to traffic. The bridge remains in its original location and is still listed on the National Bridge Inventory, and as such, appears to remain under public ownership. Someone posted No Trespassing signs on the bridge, which appear to be unlawful as the bridge appears to remain in public ownership. The bridge has not been fenced off against pedestrian usage. Someone has stolen the King Bridge Company plaque that was once mounted on the portal bracing.

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Discussion of Bridge

In 1983 a steel arch bridge was placed around an 1887 King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, OH pin connected thru truss bridge. New floorbeams were added to the truss when the arch was built. The superstructure is modern.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries one lane of a township road over a stream in a sparsely developed, forested setting with scattered seasonal cottages.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Trusses Converted To Decorative

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