This relatively early rivet-connected through highway truss bridge is also noted for its handsome railing. The
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 the original lattice railings have been replaced by W-beam guiderails placed inside the trusses.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
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