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Woolslayer Bridge

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Woolslayer Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 21, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Brush Creek Park Trail Over Brush Creek
Location
Rural: Beaver County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1890 By Builder/Contractor: Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1974
Main Span Length
75 Feet (22.9 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This genuine historic truss bridge, a notable product of the Penn Bridge Company, has been hidden and diminished by the addition of a fake wooden covering. Covered bridges have always enjoyed more public support and preservation efforts than historic metal truss bridges. In rare cases, as seen here, some people have even tried to make metal truss bridges look like covered bridges. Metal truss bridges require no such fake dressings to make them of value. HistoricBridges.org recomends that the wooden covering be removed and the metal truss be restored, and interpretive signage installed to inform people about this significant bridge. In particular, this bridge contains the unusual connection details that were the distinctive design of the Penn Bridge Company, a notable in-state bridge company. 

 

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