Rating:
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Dunlap's Creek Bridge

Photos 

General View Looking North, Showing Western Half Of Bridge Span

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #125933

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Cast-iron arch bridge over Dunlap Creek on PA 4003 in Brownsville
Location
Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1836-39; rehabilitated 1981
Builders
- Capt. Richard Delafield (Designer)
- Herbertson Foundry of Brownsville, Pennsylvania (Iron Caster)
- Keys & Searight (Contractor)
Design
Cast-iron arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02131, -79.88828   (decimal degrees)
40°01'17" N, 79°53'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/594864/4430568 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
California
Inventory numbers
PA 26 4003 0090 0502 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 78002398 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 16958 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 48.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
7,770

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2016: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 24, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 4, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 12, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • October 13, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER PA-72 - Dunlap's Creek Bridge, Spanning Dunlap's Creek, Brownsville, Fayette County, PA
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Todd Wilson
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Posted September 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Gentlemen,

Sounds like you are getting your wish regarding removing some buildings that are crowding the bridge:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2014/09/04/Bridge-in...

Regards,

Art S.

Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Posted September 2, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Patrick, you caught on to my number 1 complaint about this bridge! Its one of the most significant bridges in North America and you can't even see most of the bridge!

At HistoricBridges.org, we will be watching PennDOT through every single step of this proposed rehabilitation to ensure that the historic integrity of the nationally significant historic bridge is maintained. I actually have been watching the project like a hawk... it was initially listed as a bridge replacement in the PennDOT project manager, which I went nuts over and they assured me it was a typo and corrected it.

Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Posted September 2, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony,

I'm less worried about demo than improper restoration.

This link opens better for me, in case anyone else is having problems:

http://www.heraldstandard.com/news/local_news/historic-cast-...

Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hopefully so Art...

Usually when an article states that a bridge is "Getting some attention from PennDOT" it comes in the form of a bulldozer!

Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)