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Oscar Bridge

Oscar Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 2, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rose Valley - Slabtown Road (PA-1028) Over South Fork Pine Creek
Location
Oscar (Rural): Armstrong County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1940 By Builder/Contractor: Minns Brothers

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
63 Feet (19 Meters)
Structure Length
67 Feet (20 Meters)
Roadway Width
26.2 Feet (7.99 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
3102801100310

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

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This bridge was demolished and replaced in 2012!

This bridge was an example of a steel stringer bridge with what was Pennsylvania's attractive concrete balustrade railing, a standard plan railing used on many steel stringer and t-beam bridges in Pennsylvania. This particular bridge sat on stone abutments that may have been from a previous bridge.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1940, single-span, 67'-long steel stringer bridge with standard concrete balustrades is supported on ashlar abutments with flared wingwalls. Sections of the balustrades are damaged from weathering and collisions. The bridge has a concrete deck and steel angle welded cross-braced diaphragms. It has no innovative or distinguishing details and is an example of the most common 20th century bridge type in the state. Neither the bridge nor its setting/context are historically or technologically noteworthy.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road on a horizontal curve over a stream in a sparsely developed, forested setting. Just south of the bridge, crossing SR 1028 at grade, is a single active track of the Buffalo and Pittsburgh RR, a former subsidiary of the B&O connecting Pittsburgh and north central PA with the Great Lakes. The railroad now operates independently.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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