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Hollow Road Bridge

Hollow Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 26, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Hollow Road (TR-430) Over Schwaben Creek
Location
Rural: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1897 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1972
Main Span Length
39 Feet (12 Meters)
Structure Length
41 Feet (13 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
29384

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This is an outstanding, unaltered example of a small pony truss built by the famous King Bridge Company. The bridge includes original gaspipe railing. The findings of the historic bridge inventory that this bridge is not historic should be considered outdated. In the time since the inventory was completed, surviving examples of the King Bridge Company have been demolished and this bridge is an increasingly rare example of this important builder, and is further noted for its lack of alteration. The bridge is also noted for its skew, which is rare among pin-connected truss bridges.

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Discussion of Bridge

The one-span, 31'-long, pin-connected Pratt truss bridge fabricated in 1897 is composed of standard built-up members and eye bars. Prior to 1973, the steel stringers and timber deck were replaced. They no longer bear on the truss floorbeams. The northern stone abutment was completely replaced with a concrete abutment after flood damage in 1972. The truss bearings have been encased in concrete. The alterations to this short-span truss bridge are intrusive and constitute a significant loss of integrity of original design. Numerous unaltered examples of the popular late-19th-century truss type and design have been identified in Northumberland County and the region.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 1 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms. The setting does not appear to have historic district potential.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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