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Parker Bridge (Old)

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Parker Pa. bridge 25 Stereoview 1

1872ish

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #477672

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Allegheny River
Location
Parker, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10104, -79.67948   (decimal degrees)
41°06'04" N, 79°40'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/610889/4550814 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88696 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added pics and dates
  • March 24, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Parker Bridge (Old)
Posted August 2, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It definitely looks tubular, but I can't make out enough definition to say one way or another.

Parker Bridge (Old)
Posted August 2, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Oh, my second choice is Rezner, either as Ohio Bridge Co. or once acquired by WIBCo. There isn't enough crispness in the images for me to say what the arches tube profile is.

Parker Bridge (Old)
Posted August 2, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Tony!

I went down a rabbit hole that was pretty deep.

I discovered there was a bowstring here a while ago but had only one photo with part of one span showing.

Now there are just a few more.

I'm leaning toward Wrought Iron Bridge Co. but I'm not sure. What are your thoughts?

Regards,

Art S.

Parker Bridge (Old)
Posted August 2, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice collection of historic photos Art!