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Greenlane Drive Bridge

Photos 

Facing east (heading towards Susquehanna)

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in September 2009

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BH Photo #169301

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Street View 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1-span, 133'-long, pin connected, Pratt thru truss bridge has Phoenix column members. It was built in 1889. The bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register by a PHMC finding dated 5/9/1984.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Greenlane Drive in Lower Allen
Location
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1889
Builders
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1986
Also called
Etters Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22468, -76.89813   (decimal degrees)
40°13'29" N, 76°53'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/338483/4454273 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lemoyne
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
2,808
Inventory numbers
PA 21 7102 0648 3802 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14041 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 86000308 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30814 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photo
  • September 14, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added add'l builder and description
  • December 4, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 12, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added name I found bridge referred to in National Register
  • July 7, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman

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Comments 

Greenlane Drive Bridge
Posted February 7, 2017, by JS (Scottgehman [at] conradsiegel [dot] com)

Good News - I've been watching the old bridges in Cumberland County, and I believe that of the several remaining historic truss bridges over the Yellow Breeches Creek, this one is on the list to rehabilitate.

Unfortunately Craighead bridge is a goner and the other two nearby are of uncertain fate, but at least this one should stay. It's a nice one, too.

Greenlane Drive Bridge
Posted December 5, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

They are Phoenix Columns. I can tell by the photos, plus, Dean & Westbrook were a major contractor for construction of this type.

Greenlane Drive Bridge
Posted December 5, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Someone might want to confirm that these are Phoenix columns.