HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:

We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Little Mexico Bridge

Little Mexico Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 26, 2019

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Little Mexico Road (PA-1013) Over Penns Creek
Rural: Snyder County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Owego Bridge Company of Owego, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
126 Feet (38.4 Meters)
Structure Length
262 Feet (79.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
17.4 Feet (5.3 Meters)
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)
View Information About HSR Ratings

Bridge Documentation

This relatively early rivet-connected through highway truss bridge is also noted for its handsome railing. The 

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 2 span, 262'-long, pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge built in 1905 is supported on an ashlar pier and abutments with flared wingwalls. The trusses are traditionally composed with the upper chords and end posts being built up box sections, the verticals and diagonals being channels or angles with lacing, and the lower chords and end panel diagonals being eye bars. Rolled floorbeams and stringers carry an open steel grid deck place in 1960. the original lattice railings have been replaced by W-beam guiderails placed inside the trusses. Sections of the lattice railings remain atop the eastern wingwalls only. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details, and it reflects the standarization that came to dominate the pin-connected Pratt truss type/design after the mid 1890s. It is not historically or technologically significant. It is located in a region with over 120 metal truss bridges dating from ca. 1880 through the 1940s.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural setting with a modern campground at the SE quadrant. Beyond the NW quadrant is a highly altered vernacular ca. 1900 frame house. The setting does not have the cohesiveness or integrity of a historic district.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes (Updated Finding Below)

•Early use of rolled metal truss members
•Artistic value – some original lattice railings, lattice portal and bracing
•Important designer, builder, or engineer


Photo Galleries and Videos: Little Mexico Bridge

View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Original / Full Size Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer


Maps and Links: Little Mexico Bridge

Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):

View Bridge Location In:

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within a half mile of this bridge.

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles of this bridge.

Google Maps

Google Streetview (If Available)

Bing Maps


Apple Maps (Via DuckDuckGo Search)

Apple Maps (Apple devices only)


HERE We Go Maps

ACME Mapper

Waze Map

Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App

Flickr Gallery (Find Nearby Photos)

Wikimedia Commons (Find Nearby Photos)

Directions Via Sygic For Android

Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser

USGS National Map (United States Only)

Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only)

CalTopo Maps (United States Only)

Home Top


About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Admin Login