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Fallston Bridge


Oblique View, Looking Due North From Fallston Into New Brighton

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #142011



Two-span Whipple through truss bridge over Beaver River on Front Street in Fallston
Fallston, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1884 by the Penn Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2005
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Whipple through truss
Total length: 405.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72753, -80.31007   (decimal degrees)
40°43'39" N, 80°18'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/558262/4508739 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
PA 04 7412 0000 4026 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 03900 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30353 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 15, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 10, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed location
  • July 23, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 1, 2009: Posted HAER photos



Fallston Bridge
Posted November 13, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Fallston Bridge
Posted March 27, 2015, by Anonymous

A resident had started a petition to reopen this bridge.


Fallston Bridge
Posted March 6, 2015, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

That sidewalk has been a mess for years. It was heaved up back in 2006 when HistoricBridges.org first field visited the bridge: http://www.historicbridges.org/pennsylvania/fallston/pict953...

It was funny, a cop drove by, couldn't figure out why a couple people would want to photograph the bridge. He didn't care, he was just simply dumbfounded. Couldn't imagine that anyone would think this bridge was special. http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Fallston Bridge
Posted March 6, 2015, by Matt Lohry

So a sidewalk was damaged, and the resolution is to permanently close the entire bridge? Pennsylvania...

Fallston Bridge
Posted March 5, 2015, by Anonymous

Closed Feb. 17 after a water line beneath the bridge broke and buckled the sidewalk.