1 vote

Cayuta Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in April 2019


BH Photo #471586

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Cayuta Creek on TR 937 in Sayre
Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement. Section 106 underway.

Bridge has reportedly been offered for adaptive reuse/preservation.

Built ca. 1892 on Lehigh Valley Auburn Branch; abandoned by railroad in 1976
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
Pratt through truss
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.98827, -76.50753   (decimal degrees)
41°59'18" N, 76°30'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/375125/4649573 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
PA 08 7204 0937 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30456 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 9.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2022: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge is reportedly being made available for adaptive reuse/relocation.
  • June 9, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 29, 2021: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • October 21, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added categories "Rail-to-road", "Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad"
  • May 22, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is likely doomed.
  • April 23, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed GPS



Cayuta Creek Bridge
Posted May 29, 2021, by Luke

I think hose may be a post-conversion modification, like the stoplights.

Cayuta Creek Bridge
Posted May 29, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm not sure how accurate the 1892 date is. It may be correct, it may not be. The laced member at the mid panel is unusual. I don't believe that I have seen another railroad bridge with a member like this.