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Benezette Bridge

Photos 

Dedication plaque

Photo taken by Brian Manville on June 3, 2017

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BH Photo #393189

Map 

Description 

This was one of the rarest truss types in the state (pin-connected Highway Baltimore truss) and it served 10 cars a day on a dead end road. As a result, the bridge was replaced with a two-lane slab of concrete.

** Photos show the replaced bridge. **

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek on TR 423 in Benezette
Location
Benezette, Elk County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1894
Design
Pin-connected Baltimore through truss main span with ornate portal cresting. Two pony truss approach spans at one end.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.9 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Also called
Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31407, -78.38286   (decimal degrees)
41°18'51" N, 78°22'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/719067/4576926 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Weedville
Inventory numbers
PA 24 7201 0423 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 44150 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1993)
10

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville
  • January 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated name, status and type of bridge.

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Comments 

Bennet Branch Sinnemahoning River Bridge
Posted November 30, 2006, by Jerry Bruck (jbruck [at] state [dot] pa [dot] us)

This two span through truss is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in mid 2007. The replacement structure is a 3 span prestressed I-beam bridge.