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Pilltown Bridge

Pilltown Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 2, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Commonwealth Road (PA-4033) Over Roaring Run
Location
Pilltown (Rural): Somerset County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Stone Segmental Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1908 By Builder/Contractor: F. Bicchieri and Brothers

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2010
Main Span Length
32 Feet (10 Meters)
Structure Length
33 Feet (10 Meters)
Roadway Width
12.5 Feet (3.81 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
554033002000000

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Bridge Documentation

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This is an attractive arch bridge in a wooded setting. When HistoricBridges.org documented the bridge in 2007, the bridge retained excellent historic integrity, however dirt and asphalt added to the bridge had covered up the marble plaque, which prohibited the inspection of this bridge from revealing a builder/contractor.

HistoricBridges.org was pleased to learn that in 2010, PennDOT decided to rehabilitate this historic bridge for continued vehicular use, rather than demolishing and replacing it. The parapets and upper courses (rows) of stones on the bridge were either replaced or encased in concrete, but otherwise the bridge retains the rest of its historic integrity. One nice thing that was done was to relocate the covered up marble plaque and to place it on the new concrete parapets, allowing the text on the plaque to be read. The below post-rehabilitation photo was provided by Marlin Knisely, and a few additional post-rehabilitation photos are available in the photo gallery.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1908 stone arch bridge appears to be intact with the exception of a missing pipe railing on the east parapet and minor collision damage to the railing on the west parapet.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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