Huntingdon, Cambria & Indiana Turnpike
From the current road
Photo taken by eric johnson in March 2021
BH Photo #493032
The Huntingdon, Cambria, and Indiana Turnpike was a private enterprise, incorporated March 20,1810, to build a road across the Allegheny Mountains, from Huntingdon, PA to Blairsville, PA. The area was still complete wilderness at this time. The road remained in service, though taken over by the State at some point, until US Route 22 was built following much of the original alignment in this area. This bridge is on a very sharp hairpin curve in the road, which was bypassed in the new alignment. Bridge is visible from the highway.
- Abandoned stone arch bridge over Unnamed tributary of Blair Run on Huntingdon, Cambria & Indiana Turnpike
- Blair County, Pennsylvania
- Built as part of the Huntindon, Cambria and Indiana Turnpike. The road was completed in 1819. Abandoned 1929 when US Rt 22 was built up the mountain.
- Stone arch
Span length: 7.0 ft.
Total length: 7.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.5 ft.
- Also called
- Northern Turnpike
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.44926, -78.52905 (decimal degrees)
40°26'57" N, 78°31'45" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/709541/4480555 (zone/easting/northing)
- 1790 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 92416 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 17, 2021: Added by eric johnson