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Peters Creek Railroad Bridge

Peters Creek Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 3, 2013

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Key Facts

Location
Jefferson: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal 4 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
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

This bridge no longer exists!

This bridge carries a railroad over Peters Creek via a series of deck plate girder spans supported by short steel bents, however the largest/main span is actually the span at the end that originally crossed over a railroad line and is today Piney Fork Road. This span is most unusual and the source of this bridge's historic significance. It has a heavy skew, and the skew is accomplished in an unusual way. For each truss line, one end has an inclined end post, and the other end has a vertical end post. The other unusual detail is that on the end of the truss with a vertical end post, the bottom chord is actually extended beyond the end post alongside a girder to a steel post that acts as a bent and lines up with what is actually the end of the opposing truss line.

The bridge retains good historic integrity. Some deterioration was noted particularly on a section of the bottom chord.

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