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Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge

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Bridge Closed on Locust Point Road

Looking north to Park Palace Road. I'm standing upstream, creek right.(Rt. 74 is to my right)

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in March 2009

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BH Photo #141395

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Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 2 span, 117'-long, reinforced concrete arch bridge has paneled concrete parapets, paneled spandrel walls, and concrete abutments and pier. The arch rings, intrados, spandrel walls, and parapets have very deep spalls with exposed twisted reinforcing bars and significant loss of original material throughout. Built in 1911, the bridge is one of at least eight identified reinforced concrete arch highway bridges from 1909 to 1918 in Cumberland County, and one of over 270 pre-1920 examples statewide. Other more complete examples better represent the historical and technological significance of the early application of the reinforced concrete arch bridge technology in the county context.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on PA 1007
Location
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. Lets September 3, 2015. Early Start for Demolition July 2016.
History
Built 1911
Builder
- Nelson-Merydith Co. of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Design
Closed-spandrel arch, elliptical design
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.2 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Also called
Locust Point Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14706, -77.04720   (decimal degrees)
40°08'49" N, 77°02'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/325620/4446088 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mechanicsburg
Inventory numbers
PA 21 1007 0020 0626 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 13833 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30819 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2007)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
585

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • September 23, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 10, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
  • September 18, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • June 14, 2009: New photos from Jodi Christman

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Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge
Posted December 30, 2016, by Ross Brown (bluehavanaross [at] gmail [dot] com)

Satellite photo shows this bridge has been removed.