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Market Street Bridge (West)

Photos 

Looking through Cumberland Valley RR Bridge

(facing north)

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 10/08/10

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BH Photo #181653

Map 

Description 

Designed by Modjeski and Masters.

If you look closely, the piers are built with stone on the north side and concrete on the south side.

The entire bridge (east side too) is a concrete arch bridge, but thanks to a stone facade it looks like a stone arch bridge. The stone facade was chosen for this bridge not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because the stone would protect the concrete superstructure in the event of a flood that might carry ice and other heavy debris. CREDIT: http://www.historicbridges.org/pennsylvania/harrisburg_marke...

Facts 

Overview
Beam bridge over Susquehanna River (West) on Sr 3012,West Spans
Location
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1962
Builder
- James McGraw Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Design
Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.9 ft.
Total length: 1,425.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Susquehanna River (West) Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25056, -76.89056   (decimal degrees)
40°15'02" N, 76°53'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/339209/4457281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisburg West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
13,373
Inventory numbers
PA 22 3012 0010 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14529 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 46446 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2018: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 22, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • June 2, 2013: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • October 8, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com