Clearfield Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Jodi Christman on May 19, 2011
BH Photo #199599
This bridge is clearly an example of an early Pratt/Whipple truss bridge built by the Pittsburgh Bridge Company. It shares the lattice portal bracing of other early bridges by the company, but much more importantly it has unusual framed lower chord pin connections that are identical to documented bridges by this company from the early 1880s.
- Through truss bridge over Clearfield Creek on TR 566 WAS TR 565
- Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
- Closed to all traffic
- Built 1883
- - Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Pinned,Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 141.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.88609, -78.43681 (decimal degrees)
40°53'10" N, 78°26'13" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/715949/4529274 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Glen Richey
- Inventory numbers
- PA 17 7222 0566 0010 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 11930 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 07/2007)
- Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1985)
- November 10, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
- August 11, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected builder from King to Pittsburgh.
- May 22, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman