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Catawissa Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010


BH Photo #170217


Street View 


This bridge was preserved for continued vehicular use in 2014. A post-tensioning system was utilized to enhance the bridge while minimizing alteration to the original materials of the bridge.


Through truss bridge over Catawissa Creek on TR 468
Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1903 by Nelson & Buchanan
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 222.1 ft.
Total length: 228.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.96329, -76.37236   (decimal degrees)
40°57'48" N, 76°22'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/384517/4535588 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 19 7214 0468 0042 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 12824 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30740 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 4, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 4, 2018: Updated by Janis Ford: Corrected coordinates
  • September 15, 2014: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • September 3, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge has been rehabbed. Added details.
  • January 22, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • January 21, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Moved HAER link to proper bridge
  • December 27, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added link to HAER
  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee


  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Janis Ford
  • Todd Wilson
  • Nathan Holth
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Catawissa Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2011, by Jodi Christman

About that HAER link...I found the right bridge and the link lives there now. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for pointing that out.

Catawissa Creek Bridge
Posted January 20, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

Yeah, the HAER bridge was over the Susquehanna (sp?) River at Catawissa; it was replaced in 1986.

Catawissa Creek Bridge
Posted January 20, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The HAER link in the description appears to be for a different bridge. This bridge however is to be rehabilitated, believe it or not. Documentation is here: http://search.paprojectpath.org/PostingDetails.aspx?ProjectI...

Catawissa Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Beautiful structure! I especially like the Newell posts at the ends of the guardrails.