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Foxburg Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken May 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108513

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Allegheny River on PA 58 in Foxburg
Location
Foxburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1981/1985; demolished July 24, 2008
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 173.9 ft.
Total length: 538.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.13967, -79.68142   (decimal degrees)
41°08'23" N, 79°40'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/610661/4555099 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Emlenton
Inventory numbers
PA 03 0058 0020 0140 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2007)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 7.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
1,551

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 25, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • October 18, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Todd Wilson
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Foxburg Bridge
Posted April 14, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Whar RR track was it?

Foxburg Bridge
Posted February 20, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced to make way for the sidewalk on the new UCEB, I saw it before it was destroyed. Hmm, to make way for the sidewalk, wouldn't it make more sense to use the old bridge, which once carried trains and cars at the same time, as the sidewalk? Oh wait, we have this piece of PennDOT-aided legislation called the Scenic Rivers Act, prohibiting two bridges at one site on "scenic" rivers.

When will this state, or any state for that matter, start making sense, we replace bridges that use two steel trusses or plate girders to support massive loads with bridges that need multiple concrete or steel beams to carry the same load over a shorter distance.

The ugliness factor doesn't help, but hey, that's why they're called UCEBS!

Foxburg Bridge
Posted July 24, 2008, by Mark Ellis (mellis -at- schrupp -dot- com)

The bridge is gone as of today, July 24, 2008.

See pictures below (taken by me).

Foxburg Bridge
Posted February 28, 2007, by Randy Brush

Railroad was top on truss bridge. Track was removed. Highway is lower on truss bridge and open on traffic. Scheduled for replacement in future.