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Grant Road Bridge

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Historical marker

Photo taken by Brian Manville on June 3, 2017

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BH Photo #393192

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek on TR 426 in Benezette
Location
Elk County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 106.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.33988, -78.30854   (decimal degrees)
41°20'24" N, 78°18'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/725200/4579983 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dents Run
Inventory numbers
PA 24 7201 0426 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 15736 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30885 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2009)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
10

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville
  • June 2, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Manville

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Comments 

Grant Road Bridge
Posted June 5, 2017, by Nathan B Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Elk County once had some of the most scenic pin-connected truss bridges in the country. The bridges might not have been the most unique, but were in such beautiful, untouched rural settings. Each one was reduced to scrap metal.

Grant Road Bridge
Posted June 5, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nope... Just the usual PENNDOT Travesty!

Grant Road Bridge
Posted June 5, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Tony,did you notice the 12ft 8in height limit on that sign?I don't see a covered bridge,do you?

Grant Road Bridge
Posted June 3, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

In Indiana, we put up an interpretive display to show the history of a bridge that we have restored or rehabilitated to show that we value it as an important piece of our heritage.

In Pennsylvania, They put up an interpretive display to show that Yes... there was indeed an historic bridge here, but we demolished it and really don't care about our heritage. But hey... here's a picture of it!