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.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
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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