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Dorrington Road Bridge

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Dorrington Rd Bridge

Photo taken by Brian McKee in January 2009

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BH Photo #131265

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Robinson Run on Dorrington Road
Location
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Demolished to make way for replacement bridge
History
Built 1888 by the Pittsburgh Bridge Co.; demolished 2009
Builder
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss with vertical endposts
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39380, -80.11111   (decimal degrees)
40°23'38" N, 80°06'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/575531/4471980 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Inventory numbers
PA 02 3117 0020 1056 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2008)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
675

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2009: New photo from Louise Sturgess
  • August 29, 2009: Bridge has been demolished according to Bridgemapper.com
  • July 15, 2009: Scheduled for demolition on July 20, 2009
  • January 4, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee

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Comments 

Dorrington Road Bridge
Posted July 18, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Dorrington Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another reckless homicide committed by PennDOT.......

Dorrington Road Bridge
Posted August 15, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge....at the very least.....should have dismantled and stored as the Beatty Mills Bridge was.