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Rhodes Mill Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland in December 2010

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BH Photo #191394

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Street View 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1-span, 84'-long, rivet-connected Warren pony truss bridge with a polygonal top chord has been determined eligible by PHMC (DOE 11/4/96).

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Middle Creek on Rhodes Mill Bridge Road
Location
Adams County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905 by Nelson & Buchanan
Builder
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Shorb Mill Road
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73432, -77.29624   (decimal degrees)
39°44'04" N, 77°17'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/303226/4400791 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Emmitsburg
Inventory numbers
PA 01 7206 0329 3005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 00422 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
25

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
  • May 18, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • December 31, 2010: New photos from Daniel McFarland

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Comments 

Rhodes Mill Bridge
Posted May 19, 2011, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

It looks like the deck was replaced not to long ago on this bridge, judging by Jodi's pictures I'd say at least 5 - 7 years but not to much longer other wise the wood might be darker or more aged.

Rhodes Mill Bridge
Posted May 18, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wow......Very early riveted polygonal Warren truss. Figured the date was wrong until I saw the plaque.