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Runks Bridge

Runks Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 15, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Runk Road (TR-373) Over Aughwick Creek
Location
Rural: Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania: United States

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1983
Main Span Length
132 Feet (40.2 Meters)
Structure Length
270 Feet (82.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
12 Feet (3.66 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
31722003733009

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This bridge is an outstanding example of a bridge built by the Pittsburgh Bridge Company. It is one of the few known remaining multi-span examples of this builder's work left in Pennsylvania. An internet source indicates that this bridge's spans were relocated to this site after being salvaged from a three span bridge. The National Bridge Inventory listed a 1911 construction date for the bridge, suggesting that this is the year in which the spans were relocated here. The bridge today retains excellent historic integrity. The bridge however has a problem that has caused the top chord and bottom chord to of one span to buckle or bend sharply at one point, and the bridge is now closed to traffic. This problem is not a barrier to restoring the truss spans; repairing such a bend would be simple and routine as part of typical restoration work.

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