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Dunlap's Creek Bridge


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


Street View 


Cast-iron arch bridge over Dunlap Creek on PA 4003 in Brownsville
Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1836-39; rehabilitated 1981
- Capt. Richard Delafield (Designer)
- Herbertson Foundry of Brownsville, Pennsylvania (Iron Caster)
- Keys & Searight (Contractor)
Cast-iron arch
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
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 report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • 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


  • 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


Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Posted October 13, 2018, by Luke
Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Posted October 13, 2018, by Anonymous

Does anyone know what that huge polygonal through truss in the background of some of these photos is?

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


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



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)


I'm less worried about demo than improper restoration.

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


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)