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Piney Creek Bridge

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East end view

Photo taken by Brian Manville in December 27, 2016

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BH Photo #374094

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Facts 

Overview
Losy pony truss bridge over Piney Creek on TR 486
Location
Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1970; lost
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 50.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.16194, -79.43306   (decimal degrees)
41°09'43" N, 79°25'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/631461/4557917 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarion
Inventory numbers
PA 16 7213 0491 0022 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2007)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2016: New photos from Brian Manville

Sources 

  • Brian Manville

Comments 

Piney Creek Bridge
Posted December 30, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Brian,the tunnel you mentioned is what i saw on satellite imagery.If you do happen to venture further i think there may be other tunnels along the row.Let me know what you find.Thanks.

Piney Creek Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by Brian Manville

George -

There is no tunnel is this section of the township. The land slopes down to Piney Creek which with the trees may give the appearance of a tunnel. However, if you look up closer to the Clarion River (north from this location), you'll see the photos I took of the Clarion Trestle at:

http://bridgehunter.com/pa/clarion/bh73987/

There is a tunnel on the south side of the Clarion River, the trestle over the river, and then another tunnel on the north side of the river. I took pictures of the south tunnel and trestle back in July but never got a chance to check out the northern tunnel. It was a rather notable bridge in its day but I was surprised there was nothing on it, so I created the page. Amazing, a girl fell from the bridge in the 1980s and (surprisingly) lived. It's a party spot for teenagers and college kids. There's a hole in the middle of the span from some idiots building a fire there.

I have other photos of the area on my Flickr album at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40617440@N06/albums/7215767070...

which are more than welcome to view.

Piney Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I noticed the bridge is gone but looked on satellite and saw abandoned railroad bridges both ways along with a tunnel on the row.Are these bridges and tunnel on Bridgehunters?

Piney Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Look forward to it, enjoy the journey!

Piney Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by Brian Manville

I walked off Piney Creek Road to the left of photo #1 and down to the creek. The shot you see is part of the old railroad line that runs across the other half of the road and across the creek. I couldn't remember how to get there and was pressed for time. If I get a chance in the next couple of days, I'll take pictures.

The railroad bridge is about 100 yards south of where the old bridge was.

Piney Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Brian nice shots, Thanks! One of the coolest Bridge closed signs Ive seen. Where is Bridge in pic # 3?

Piney Creek Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this structurally deficient bridge?please let me know.thanks.