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Venango Veterans Memorial Bridge

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The sagging portal bracing

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2010

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BH Photo #179858

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over French Creek on PA 1002 in Venango
Location
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Demolished, no replacement planned.
History
Built 1893 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Two pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.9 ft.
Total length: 261.2 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Gravel Run Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.77182, -80.10765   (decimal degrees)
41°46'19" N, 80°06'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/574166/4624827 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cambridge Springs
Inventory numbers
PA 20 1002 0060 0260 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 13137 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30785 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
576

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • September 28, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • June 28, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Future Prospects.

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Comments 

French Creek Bridge
Posted June 28, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is surprisingly scheduled for demolition this year.

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articlei...

H/T Nathan Holth.