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State Street Bridge


Looking East on south side

Photo taken by Jodi Christman Nov. 11, 2010


BH Photo #185746


Memorial pylons flanking bridge are 300' high which were built as a memorial to those who fought in WWI.

The key arch keystones have the shape of different military objects

The $4 million bridge was dedicated in 1930.

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Bridge is an excellent example of a monumental bridge. Its militaristic decorative elements indicate its purpose as a memorial to all Pennsylvanians who have served in the armed forces. The carved keystones of each arch depict weapons and machinery of the first World War, and two massive pylons topped with war eagles mark the entrance to the bridge from the park surrounding the Pennsylvania State Capitol. This imposing span contributes to the imperial quality of the seat of state government. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. - HAER


Concrete arch bridge over Paxton Creek on PA 3014 (State Street) in Harrisburg
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1955
- James McGraw Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Amtrak (AMTK)
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 1,312.1 ft.
Deck width: 55.8 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.26611, -76.87917   (decimal degrees)
40°15'58" N, 76°52'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/340214/4458987 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisburg West
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
PA 22 3014 0030 0190 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14539 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30843 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2011)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2018: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 5, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 12, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • April 9, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Merged data
  • December 28, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and city
  • November 13, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • November 12, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman


  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HAER PA-456 - Soldiers' & Sailors' Memorial Bridge, Spanning Paxton Creek & Cameron Street (State Route 230) at State Street (State Route 3014), Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com