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Flemington Bridge

Flemington Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 22, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
PA-150 (Hogan Boulevard) Over Bald Eagle Creek
Location
Flemington: Clinton County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1933 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Pennsylvania State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1982
Main Span Length
203 Feet (61.9 Meters)
Structure Length
205 Feet (62.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
12167

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Bridge Documentation

This state standard through truss bridge continues to carry traffic on a busy two lane highway. The bridge is noted for retaining original railings, although single Armco guardrails have also been added.

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Discussion of Bridge

The 1933, single span, 205'-long, 8 panel, rivet-connected, Parker thru truss bridge is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. The polygonal upper chords are built up box sections, the lower chords consist of channels with battens, and the verticals and diagonals are rolled sections. The bridge is an example of a state highway department standard design rivet-connected truss bridge with rolled section verticals and diagonals. The design was used with great frequency beginning in the mid 1920s. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details. Approximately 75 riveted Parker truss bridges built between 1925 and 1957 remain statewide. Neither the bridge nor its setting is historically or technologically significant.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road with a sidewalk over a stream in a mixed-use area of undistinguished 20th century vernacular houses and late 20th century commercial strip development, although the quadrants are wooded. The setting does not have historic district potential.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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