This bridge is a classic Pratt pony truss with the unique pin caps used by the Groton Bridge Company. A couple stray bolts were found on the top chord cover plate, which may be remnants of a missing plaque, being as Groton liked to place their pony truss builder plaques on top of the top chord.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The single-span, 70'-long, pin-connected, steel Pratt pony truss bridge built ca. 1900 has lattice railings and stone abutments. It is traditionally composed of built-up compression members and eye-bar tension members. Rolled floorbeams with U-shaped hangers support steel stringers and a wood deck. The lower panel point connections have been altered by bolts replacing rivets at the pin plates and by welds at the pins (ca. 1960). The builder and date of construction are not documented by available state or township records. The bridge dates by style to ca. 1900. It is altered and it has no noteworthy or unusual features. Pin-connected truss highway bridges from the 1880s to the early 1910s are not uncommon in the northern Pennsylvania region. At least nine examples remain from 1888 to 1908 in McKean County. Earlier and more complete examples represent the historical and technological of the type and design.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 1-lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, forested setting. The setting does not have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
Search For Additional Bridge Listings:
© Copyright 2003-2022, 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.