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Dysart Bridge


Dysart Bridge

2007 bridge collapse

Photo taken by John Tanish


View this photo at tribdem.com

BH Photo #502794


From Historic Bridge Inventory The 1891, pin connected, single span, 102'-long, Pratt thru truss bridge is supported on ashlar abutments with flared wingwalls. The six panel trusses have distinctive hip verticals consisting of an eye bar upper portions and metal channels with laced webs for the lower parts. The bridge is among the earliest of six remaining pin connected truss bridges in Cambria County. Only 11 3022 0010 0000, a National Register-listed Pennsylvania thru truss bridge erected in 1890, is older. The bridge is historically and technologically significant as a complete example of a pin connected truss bridge with distinctive design elements.


Lost through truss bridge over Clearfield Creek on PA 1012
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Built 1891 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; collapsed 2007
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Pratt through truss
Span length: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59853, -78.51922   (decimal degrees)
40°35'55" N, 78°31'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/709908/4497149 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
PA 11 1012 0090 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 45122 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30593 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 25, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Historic Bridge Inventory info.



Dysart Bridge
Posted June 17, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nathan,i read the article on this bridge and what happened which was a shame.at least PennDOT had enough guts to say they take the blame for this.Unfortunately the bridge couldn't be saved.

Dysart Bridge
Posted December 7, 2007, by Anonymous

AP story reports this bridge collapsed on 12/6/07.