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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


Street View 


Two-span Whipple through truss bridge over Beaver River on Front Street in Fallston
New Brighton, 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:
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)

Update Log 

  • 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.