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Wing Road Bridge

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Wing Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2006 and May 6, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Wing Road (TR-689, Canal Road) Over Conneaut Creek
Location
Rural: Crawford County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1895 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1995
Main Span Length
50 Feet (15 Meters)
Structure Length
53 Feet (16 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.4 Feet (4.69 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
207225068940010

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

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

This bridge is on essentially on Wing Road, although the section of road that the bridge is on is listed as Canal Road, because for the length of just a bit over the 53 foot length of the bridge, Canal Road joins Wing Road to cross over the creek and continue paralleling Conneaut Creek on the other side.

For its length, this bridge seemed like it has rather tall trusses, yet it has a delicate appearance as well. For a half-hip pony truss, this is a short to medium length structure. Original railings do not remain on the bridge. There is lattice on the verticals. The bridge is composed of three panels. The bridge has been heavily modified, although the main parts of the bridge are still original. The inventory, happy to condemn a century-old bridge such as this, is quick to describe the non-original modifications. However, to those who appreciate the beauty of historic bridges actually look at this bridge, it is apparent that despite its modifications, still retains its original attractive overall appearance and should have been preserved. The replacement bridge will make clear how much this "altered" bridge still had left to offer visitors in terms of beauty and heritage, for the replacement will be devoid of both.

It should also be noted that as of 2013, many of those "complete pin connected truss bridges" that the Historic Bridge Inventory says are common in Crawford County have been or will soon be demolished. When this website began in 2003, Crawford County still had one of the most beautiful, diverse, and large collections of historic metal truss bridges in the country, and since then, it has been heartlessly destroying that collection one bridge at a time.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The ca. 1895, pin connected, single span, 53'-long, Pratt pony truss bridge is traditionally composed with built up box section upper chords, metal angle with lattice verticals, and eye bar diagonals. The structure was modified ca. 1980 when lower chord eye bars, diagonal eye and pins were replaced with material of different dimensions than the original and welded outriggers were added. The bridge is an altered example of its type and design, and it is not historically or technologically significant. Complete pin connected truss bridges are common in Crawford County.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries 1 lane of an unimproved road over a stream in a sparsely developed, wooded setting. A single Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad track crosses the road at grade just west of the bridge. The area does not have historic district potential.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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