View Information About HSR Ratings
This bridge is a good example of a deck cantilever truss bridge. A wide structure, it is configured as two superstructures (each having two truss lines) sitting directly beside each other on a single shared substructure. To see how this is the case, stand directly under the bridge and look up, to see not only four truss lines, but a tiny gap between each superstructure's deck.
The bridge includes a 236.5 foot suspended span. The suspended span follows a modified Warren truss configuration, while Pratt truss thinking is evident in the remaining truss system. The eastern end of the bridge has an approach system which includes an interesting "Y" detail to accommodate a ramp.
This bridge is a later example of deck cantilever truss bridge technology but thanks to widespread nationwide demolition of this bridge type, this bridge is increasingly rare and significant. Equally rare is the fact that PennDOT chose to extensively rehabilitate this bridge rather than demolish and replace the bridge. Its a nice change. There were however a number of alterations made. Numerous rivets were replaced with bolts. Additionally, the suspended span hanger and the tension anchorage bearings at the ends of the truss were both supplemented with an additional system.
While it is not known if they were the on-site contractor for this bridge, shop drawings for this bridge were prepared by the Pittsburgh - Des Moines Steel Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania indicating the fabricator of the superstructure.
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
Search For Additional Bridge Listings:
Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) of this bridge.
Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of this bridge.
HistoricBridges.org Bridge Browser: View listed bridges within 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) of this bridge.
HistoricBridges.org Bridge Browser: View listed bridges within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of this bridge.
2021 National Bridge Inventory: View listed bridges within 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) of this bridge.
Google Streetview (If Available)
GeoHack (Additional Links and Coordinates)
Apple Maps (Via DuckDuckGo Search)
Apple Maps (Apple devices only)
Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App
Flickr Gallery (Find Nearby Photos)
Wikimedia Commons (Find Nearby Photos)
Directions Via Sygic For Android
Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser
USGS National Map (United States Only)
Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only)
Historic Aerials (United States Only)
CalTopo Maps (United States Only)
© Copyright 2003-2023, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.