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Cool Spring Creek Bridge

Cool Spring Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 21, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Private Drive (Former US-62 Alignment) Over Cool Spring Creek
Location
Rural: Mercer County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

The state of Michigan was noted for designing a unique bridge design. The design featured taking a standard concrete through girder, and making the girder have an arch to it. Michigan built a considerable number of these bridges in the 1920s, and mainly only Michigan built them. However a few isolated documented "clones" of this design have appeared in other places including Ontario, Ohio, and with this bridge, Pennsylvania. While quite different in appearance from Michigan's design, the engineering ideas behind them appears to be the same. Whether this bridge was built by someone who looked at Michigan's bridges, or someone who just thought the same way is unknown. Regardless, it is a very rare structure type and worthy of attention. This bridge is one of two similar bridges in Mercer County, and these two are the only known surviving examples of this bridge type in Pennsylvania.

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This bridge is on what is today a private drive.

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