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French Creek Bridge

Photos 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2004

BH Photo #404798

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over French Creek on TR 636 (Dewey Road)
Location
Erie County, Pennsylvania
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
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: 118.1 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89423, -79.92137   (decimal degrees)
41°53'39" N, 79°55'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/589478/4638595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterford
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
30
Inventory numbers
PA 25 7211 0636 4002 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 16449 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30904 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 16, 2018: New photo from Janis Ford
  • January 19, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 22, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Closed.

Sources 

Comments 

French Creek Bridge
Posted July 22, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Big NBI Rating Drop in 3 Years.

January 2010 Inspection:

Superstructure Fair [5], Substructure Good [7], Deck Good [7]

July 2013 Inspection

Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9), Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9), Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)