This is a very long multi-span deck plate girder bridge that carries Wayne Street over a variety of features. It is a fairly old example of the structure type, with a 1915 construction date. It was designed by the noteworthy engineering firm Waddell and Harrington. It retains ornamental railings, which have particularly decorative posts. The bridge features a curve in the structure as the road changes direction. It features built-up steel bents which have v-lacing on them.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 865'-long steel deck girder viaduct, built in 1915, has 12 main spans and is supported on a substructure composed of built up column bents. The viaduct was determined eligible as a contributing resource to the Butler Industrial Historic District.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The viaduct carries a 2 lane street and 2 sidewalks over tracks associated with the Bessemer & Lake Erie RR, the B&P RR, the Connoquenessing Creek, and Cliff Street in an industrial area of Butler. The viaduct contributes to the potential Butler Industrial Historic District.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes (Contributing to Butler Industrial Historic District)
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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