Middle Creek Bridge
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The 1 span, 78'-long, 2 rib, open spandrel arch bridge built in 1921 by the county has paneled parapets, square-section spandrel columns, floorbeams, concrete slab deck, and concrete abutments with wingwalls. Over 60 open spandrel arch highway bridges in Pennsylvania date from 1906 to 1955, and this short, low rise, squat example lacks the handsome proportions and details that mark the significant examples of the technology. It is not located on a historic route or in a PHMC-identified historic district in the Gettysburg vicinity. The bridge is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.
- Open-spandrel arch bridge over Middle Creek on PA 3001 (Old US 15)
- Adams County, Pennsylvania
- Future prospects
- Slated for demolition and replacement June 10, 2010. Most likely gone by now.
- Built 1921
- - JAMES B. LONG, CO ENG
- William H. Drawbaugh
- Ribbed, Reinforced Concrete, Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.72672, -77.29910 (decimal degrees)
39°43'36" N, 77°17'57" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/302959/4399953 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- PA 01 3001 0020 0055 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30202 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 03/2009)
- Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 47.8 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
- December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
- June 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is being replaced.