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Hunter Station Bridge (original)

Photos 

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178418

Map 

Videos 

Hunter Station bridge tour 1 of 2

Traveling from north to south across the bridge on US 62.

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Hunter Station bridge tour 2 of 2

Traveling from south to north across the bridge on US 62.

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Demolition

Facebook video by Ashton Obenrader

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on US 62 (Hunter Station Road)
Location
Forest County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Demolished by controlled explosives October 4, 2017
History
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1971, bypassed, demolished Oct. 2017
Builder
- P. I. Cox Construction Co.
Design
Pratt half-through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 276.9 ft.
Total length: 1,050.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47333, -79.50167   (decimal degrees)
41°28'24" N, 79°30'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/625108/4592387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
President
Inventory numbers
PA 27 0062 0020 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 17192 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 5.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
1,478

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2017: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 25, 2017: New video from Brian Manville
  • June 14, 2017: Updated by Brian Manville: Recent article on construction of new bridge added
  • August 8, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated planned demolition date.
  • April 12, 2016: New photos from Mark Yurina
  • September 19, 2010: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • September 19, 2010: New photo from Doug Kerr
  • August 27, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.

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Comments 

Hunter Station Bridge replacement
Posted June 14, 2017, by Brian Manville

Work has begun on installing the new bridge - per the attached article, they are installing the new piers about 100 feet from the existing bridge. Detours won't begin before July 5, 2017.

http://www.exploreclarion.com/2017/02/28/work-on-hunter-stat...

Allegheny River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I should mention I have visited both bridges in person at least twice, so I am not just speculating. Feel free to look at my photos.

http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/hunter/

http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/tidioute/

Allegheny River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2012, by Matt Lohry

I agree with Nathan; the bridge in the picture is the Tidioute Bridge. The Tidioute Bridge has large lattice portal bracing and is a Parker through truss, as evidenced by the polygonal upper chord. The Hunter Station Bridge has solid portal bracing and is a Pratt through truss with horizontal flat upper chord, as seen in the Street view.

Allegheny River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This page and listing is for the Hunter Station Bridge. The single photo posted is the Tidioute Bridge. The photo needs to be moved or removed.

Allegheny River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2012, by Robert Miller (www [dot] crazybobrn55 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Last post states Bridge in photo not Hunters Station Bridge. I live in Tionesta and this does appear to be Hunters Station Bridge as evidenced by the Hunters Station Golf Course on the far end.

Allegheny River Bridge
Posted October 23, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

PennDOT must have decided Missouri was "having all the fun" blowing up historic spans.

By the way.....this isn't the right bridge

Allegheny River Bridge
Posted October 23, 2010, by Leah Scott (alexisfan13 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I saw a video of this being shot down so it's gone now.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW42bvbmJLk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW42bvbmJLk

Allegheny River Bridge
Posted September 19, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This page is for the bridge called the Hunters Station Bridge. The bridge picture uploaded to this page is the Tidioute Bridge, located in Warren County, PA.

See these pages for details:

http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/hunter/

http://www.historicbridges.org/truss/tidioute/