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Perry Street Bridge


1892 washout

From Titusville Herald Archives

Photo uploaded by Art S

View this photo at titusvilleherald.com

BH Photo #349580

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Oil Creek on Perry Street in Titusville
Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition with no replacement. As of July 2021 this project is going to bid with estimated demolition of truss set for September 2022
Built ca. 1881; washed away but 'fished out' and repaired in 1892; rehabilitated 1994
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Pin-connected, 9-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 123.0 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
South Perry Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.62279, -79.67688   (decimal degrees)
41°37'22" N, 79°40'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/610223/4608741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Titusville South
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 20 7302 8825 3035 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 13546 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 91 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated demolition plans.
  • April 23, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 6, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added actual build date, builder, 1892 washout history.
  • January 11, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Refined and elaborated on bridge's current fate.
  • August 27, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.



Perry Street Bridge
Posted June 14, 2011, by Sam Dickson (samd91 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is closed to all traffic.