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Ross Fording Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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BH Photo #272017

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Octoraro Creek on Ross Fording Road
Location
Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885 by the Phoenix Bridge Co.
Builders
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Iron Manufacturer)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88300, -75.99171   (decimal degrees)
39°52'59" N, 75°59'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/415062/4415095 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Parkesburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
164
Inventory numbers
PA 15 3052 0010 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000849 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 10518 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2013)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • March 2, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 19, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Phoenix columns"
  • December 18, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Ross Fording Road Bridge
Posted December 18, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Patrick,

Thanks for the photos! I especially appreciate the images of details. That is a sweet looking little bridge.

You do know that as an editor you can add images separate from posting a comment. Then you can give them a title and a caption - and the site will keep all your photos organize by bridge for easier management.

Ross Fording Road Bridge
Posted December 18, 2013, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Patrick, thank you for sharing! Would you mind transferring some of your other pictures across to this site? It would beat the links to Flickr.

Regards,

Art S.

Ross Fording Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2009, by Linda Phipps (lsphipps [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is not a pony but rather a Pratt through truss bridge built by the Phoenix Bridge Company.

Ross Fording Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2009, by Linda Phipps (lsphipps [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is not a pony but rather a Pratt through truss bridge built by the Phoenix Bridge Company.