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PA-980 Railroad Overpass

PA-980 Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 3, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over PA-980
Location
Rural: Washington County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 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

Sometimes it seems like PennDOT just goes out of its way to make life miserable for anyone who likes historic bridges. Whether it is demolishing a historic bridge that is not in the way of its replacement bridge on new alignment, or covering up essential builder information on this railroad overpass, nobody knows how to ruin the historic bridge experience better than PennDOT. Take this bridge for example. The spandrels of the concrete arch railroad overpass had the construction date cast into the spandrel. The date is 1903, indicating this is an early surviving concrete arch bridge. Below, additional text was also cast info the bridge, presumably listing the engineer and/or builder for the bridge. Nobody today knows however, because the vertical clearance sign was mounted right on top of the text! How insensitive and downright ignorant! The sign could easily have been mounted next to the text, so that both builder text and clearance sign could be read.

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