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Ord Street Bridge

Ord Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 2, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Ord Street (PA-669) Over Casselman River
Location
Salisbury: Somerset County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1922 By Builder/Contractor: Trimpey and Whipkey

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
40 Feet (12 Meters)
Structure Length
125 Feet (38 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.49 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
550669011008660

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

T-beam bridges are not particularly rare, but they are a type of bridge that is no longer built today, and many often feature attractive railings and plaques. As such, it makes sense to preserve a selection of representative examples of this bridge type in order to create a snapshot of bridge engineering technology of the period, in addition to the benefits gained from keeping a bridge with aesthetic qualities around for travelers to enjoy. The Ord Street Bridge is an excellent example of such a structure. The bridge is located in a potential historic district, which is even further incentive for preservation. Its decent length and multi-span configuration are also factors that increase this particular structure's significance.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1922, 3 simple span, 125'-long, T beam bridge (3 @ 41') with standard concrete balustrades is supported on concrete abutments with parallel wingwalls and solid piers. It has no innovative or distinctive details and is an example of a very common bridge type that was used with great frequency beginning in the 1910s and continuing through the 1950s. It is however, contiguous to the area of West Salisbury that is a potential historic district. The east side of the river would be the boundary, so the 1922 bridge is within and a contributing resource to the potential historic district.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road and one sidewalk over the Casselman River connecting Salisbury and West Salisbury. West Salisbury is a potential historic district, and the bridge would be within its boundary. The period of significance would be through at least World War II.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No (But contributing to potential historic district.)

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