Pennsylvania is a major area of coverage for HistoricBridges.org, with extensive statewide coverage available. Pennsylvania had one of the richest varieties and highest quantities of historic metal truss bridges in the country. Unfortunately, little to no effort was made to preserve these bridges, particularly the larger and very rare bridges. HistoricBridges.org has good coverage of many of the unique bridges that have been demolished. The large cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia do retain a number of iconic bridges that are in a state of preservation. Elsewhere today, the slightly increased interest in preservation comes too late to save the most unique bridges that made Pennsylvania special, so any preservation efforts made now will have to focus on more common historic bridges.
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