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Fallston Bridge

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Oblique View, Looking Due North From Fallston Into New Brighton

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span Whipple through truss bridge over Beaver River on Front Street in Fallston
Location
Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1884 by the Penn Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2005
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 405.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
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:
Beaver
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 (as of 08/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
6,523

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed location
  • July 23, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 1, 2009: Posted HAER photos

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Comments 

Fallston Bridge
Posted March 27, 2015, by Anonymous

A resident had started a petition to reopen this bridge.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keep-the-fallston-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.

http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/officials-fallsto...