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Rose Point Bridge

Old Butler Road Bridge

Rose Point Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 3, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Old US-422 (Old Butler Road) Over Slippery Rock Creek
Location
Rose Point (Rural): Lawrence County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1935 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Pennsylvania State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
185 Feet (56.4 Meters)
Structure Length
190 Feet (57.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
23 Feet (7.01 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
377212074110010

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a classic example of Pennsylvania's standard plan through Parker truss plan. It is closed to traffic and National Bridge Inventories list as being in a deteriorated condition. Its hard to imagine that a bulky 1935 bridge like this, following a design similar to other bridges in Pennsylvania that remain open to heavy traffic, has widespread deterioration. The reality is that even thought the bridge is currently closed, this bridge could certainly could be restored without much difficulty. The bridge is in a scenic area, and is located near a campground. Many people would enjoy seeing this bridge brought to life again, perhaps only for pedestrian use.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The one-span, 190'-long, riveted, steel Parker thru truss bridge dates stylistically to ca. 1935, and it is an example of a commonly used state standard design of the period. It is located on a bypassed section of state highway. The trusses are fabricated from built-up steel members and rolled sections and is supported on concrete abutments. The original riveted lattice railings are inside one truss line and at the cantilevered sidewalk. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details, and neither it nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a two-lane road over Slippery Rock Creek in a sparsely developed, wooded rural area with scattered 20th century residences and the Rose Point campground beyond the northwest quadrant. There are modern houses beyond the southeast quadrant. The setting does not have historic district potential.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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