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Marsh Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking north

Photo taken by Jodi Christman on May 8, 2011

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BH Photo #200116

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 2 span, 146'-long, 2 rib, open spandrel arch bridge built in 1920 by the county has paneled parapets, square-section spandrel columns, floorbeams, concrete slab deck, and concrete bullnose pier and abutments with wingwalls. Over 60 open spandrel arch highway bridges in Pennsylvania date from 1906 to 1955, and this short span, 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.

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Marsh Creek on Business US 15 (PA 3001)
Location
Adams County, Pennsylvania
Status
Demolished, being replaced
History
Built 1920
Builders
- James B. Long (County Engineer)
- William H. Drawbaugh
Design
Open-spandrel arch, ribbed, reinforced concrete
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75833, -77.28000   (decimal degrees)
39°45'30" N, 77°16'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/304686/4403421 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairfield
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,985
Inventory numbers
PA 01 3001 0070 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 46823 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description note; corrected street name
  • June 2, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • May 8, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Updated status

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Comments 

Marsh Creek Bridge
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

did penndot replace this bridge,nathan?

Marsh Creek Bridge
Posted June 3, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

What happened here? Looks like PennDOT happened.