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Rick Road Bridge

Rick Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rick Road (TR-450) Over Elk Creek
Location
Rural: Erie County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal 4 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
58 Feet (18 Meters)
Structure Length
97 Feet (30 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.5 Feet (4.11 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
257212045040050

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This is a traditional Warren pony truss. It features an approach span that is roughly 39 feet in length. The railings on the truss bridge are original lattice, but the railings on the approach span are different. It is possible that the approach span is newer than the truss span. The truss span has been retrofitted with a support at mid-span which was placed to reduce the work the truss itself has to do.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The two span, 95'-long bridge, built in 1915, consists of a 58'-long, eight panel, riveted, Warren with verticals pony truss and a 37'-long steel stringer span. It is supported on a concrete pier and concrete abutments with flared wingwalls. The bridge, an undistinguished example of a common technology, has no innovative or distinctive details. Riveted Warren truss bridges have been used with great frequency since 1890s. The bridge is neither historically nor technologically significant.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries 1 lane of a 2 lane road over a stream in a wooded setting with scattered, predominantly late-20th century residences, including houses at the southwest and northeast quadrants. The area does not have the architectural significance of a potential historic district.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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