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Pennsylvania Turnpike Ramp Bridge

Pennsylvania Turnpike Ramp Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) Ramp Over US-30 (Lincoln Highway)
Location
Rural: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Rigid-Frame, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1939 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
72 Feet (21.95 Meters)
Structure Length
80.1 Feet (24.41 Meters)
Roadway Width
54 Feet (16.46 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
64707699006705

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This bridge carries a ramp for the historic Pennsylvania Turnpike over the historic Lincoln Highway. Built in 1939, this concrete rigid-frame bridge is one of the original overpass bridges of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, although it is not on the actual Turnpike, but rather a ramp of it. This appears to be a good thing, since it appears to be safe from the widening of the main part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike which is leading to the demolition of nearly all original overpass bridges. Instead, this bridge has had a two color protective coating added to protect the concrete, and this suggests that it may be safe from demolition. The bridge appears to retain its original appearance, including original railings. It also does not have the  ugly cyclone fencing added to many of the Pennsylvania Turnpike overpasses.

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