This is a rare example of a concrete through girder in western Pennsylvania. With a 1943 construction date it is also a very late example of a concrete through girder bridge. It may have been a solution to steel shortages due to World War II.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 3-span continuous, 143'-long, reinforced concrete through girder bridge was built in 1943 during World War II, which is why it is a reinforced concrete rather than a steel bridge. It is supported on a concrete substructure. The center span is 60' long and the two approach spans are 41' long. It has paneled parapets. The bridge is not related to any military facility, so it is not associated with the war effort. Neither the bridge nor its setting is historically or technologically significant.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a two-lane road over a stream in an area dominated by a mix of mid- to late-20th century residential and commercial development. The area does not appear to have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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