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Pollock's Bridge

Pollock's Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 9, 2004

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-6 Over French Creek
Rural: Erie County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1928 By Builder/Contractor: H. T. Osburn and Company and Engineer/Design: Pennsylvania State Highway Department

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.7 Meters)
Structure Length
180 Feet (54.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
19.4 Feet (5.91 Meters)
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

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This bridge was demolished and replaced by PennDOT in 2006!

In 2006, many of Pennsylvania's surviving state standard truss bridges dated to the 1930s and even the 1940s. As a result, this bridge, constructed in 1928, was an early surviving example of a standardized state-built truss bridge in Pennsylvania. The bridge had a lighter weight portal bracing than found on later examples. The bridge was largely unaltered and had good historic integrity. The bridge likely could have been rehabilitated for less than the cost of demolishing and replacing it. This did not save this bridge however, since demolition and replacement was sadly the fate of this bridge.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1928, 2 span, 180'-long bridge consists of a 150'-long, riveted Parker thru truss main span and a 30'-long reinforced concrete T beam approach span. It is supported on concrete abutments and a concrete cutwater pier. The bridge, a late example of a common technology, has no innovative or distinctive details. Riveted truss bridges were used in Pennsylvania since ca. 1895 and were erected with great frequency by both county and state bridge builders in the 20th century. This bridge is one of approximately 90 riveted Parker truss bridges statewide dating from after 1925. The highway is not historically significant. Although now a part of US 6, at the time the bridge was built the highway was designated SR 79, a secondary road connecting Union City (Erie County) with the Pennsylvania-Ohio state line. It was redesignated US 6 following WW II. Neither the bridge nor its setting is technologically or historically significant.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream near the intersection with US 19. The setting is predominantly rural and agricultural, with scattered commercial buildings, including one from the late 20th century at the southwest quadrant. The area lacks the cohesiveness and significance of a potential historic district.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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