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Spring Creek Bridge

Photos 

Facing northwest

Hershey Park monorail above

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 10/31/2010

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BH Photo #184158

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The bridge carries a 2 lane street and sidewalks over a stream in the midst of the Hershey amusement park. The monorail passes overhead. At one quadrant is an early 19th century vernacular stone house that has been converted to offices. Amusement park rides and maintenance buildings are at the other quadrants. The setting does not have the cohesiveness or integrity of a historic district.

The 2-span, 71'-long T beam bridge built in 1921 by the county has paneled haunched beams and paneled parapets with flared wingwalls. Concrete light standards are at the corners but the luminaires have been removed. The bridge is supported on concrete abutments and piers. T beam bridges were built in great numbers by the state highway department and counties from the 1910s to the 1950s. Over 2,300 pre-1957 examples have been identified making them one of the most common bridge types in Pennsylvania. This example, although architectonic, has no features or details that are uncommon or significant. It is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Spring Creek on Pa 743; Sr 0743
Location
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921
Builder
- Dauphin County
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.8 ft.
Total length: 70.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28833, -76.65250   (decimal degrees)
40°17'18" N, 76°39'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/359534/4461070 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hershey
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
11,140
Inventory numbers
PA 22 0743 0170 0901 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14415 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 46749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 7, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
  • October 31, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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