This bridge may be a "traditionally composed" and "late" example of its kind, however it represents a type of construction that has not been used for decades. It offers a structural beauty far superior to any modern bridge that would replace it. Furthermore, riveted truss bridges of any kind are being demolished at a staggering rate in Pennsylvania. Therefore, this bridge should have been preserved, rather than demolished.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The single-span, 152'-foot long and 23' wide, riveted Pratt thru truss bridge is supported on ashlar abutments that date from the previous 1875 bridge at the crossing. The trusses are traditionally composed, and there are no innovative or distinctive details. The bridge is a late example of its type and design, and neither it nor its setting are historically or technologically significant. Riveted truss bridges were very common by 1910.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a two-lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, wooded setting. There is a T intersection with SR 3019 at the south approach and a sharp horizontal curve at the north approach. There are modern houses in the vicinity of the bridge.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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