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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
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)
1 Main Span(s)
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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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