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Hunter Station Bridge (replacement)


Photo taken by Brian Manville on June 24, 2017


BH Photo #395193



Replacement bridge for original Hunter Station bridge http://bridgehunter.com/pa/forest/270062002000000/


Bridge over Allegheny River on US 62
Forest County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Open to traffic summer 2017
Built 2017
- Mekis Construction
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 350.1 ft.
Total length: 1,124.1 ft.
Deck width: 35.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47191, -79.49850   (decimal degrees)
41°28'19" N, 79°29'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/625374/4592233 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
PANBI 54765 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 77757 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 25, 2018: New photos from Brian Manville
  • June 24, 2017: Added by Brian Manville


  • Brian Manville


Hunter Station Bridge (replacement)
Posted July 5, 2017, by Brian Manville

Nathan - You make a great point. The thing that annoys me is that PennDOT will replace this bridge with their generic bridge with no character or visual appeal.

The old bridge could be used as a fishing pier, photographic spot, tourist attraction, whatever. Granted, US 62 is pretty scenic in that area, but why not leave the bridge there for a nice visual?

Hunter Station Bridge (replacement)
Posted June 26, 2017, by Nathan B Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The historic bridge trusses were feasible to rehabilitate. Other issues (such as approach alignment and deck width) provided PennDOT with the excuses they needed to justify the continuation of their unspoken goal to annihilate every single historic bridge on the rural Allegheny River. I attempted to oppose the demolition as I have on every bridge on the rural Allegheny River. If PennDOT would leave historic bridges standing next to their replacement as is done in other states, then we would not have to have this conversation.

But maybe everyone here is happy with the weathering steel beams of the replacement bridge. But I am sure that people in Europe, China, and many other places around the world would laugh at the ugly bridges we build in this country.

Hunter Station Bridge (replacement)
Posted June 26, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Brian.I agree it is a shame it cannot be used in any way,shape or form.

Hunter Station Bridge (replacement)
Posted June 25, 2017, by Brian Manville

George - It will be torn down. From my pictures of the original bridge, it's glory days are in the past. It's a real shame as I love these kind of bridges.

Hunter Station Bridge (replacement)
Posted June 24, 2017, by george oakley (george oakley449 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Brian,do you know what will happen to the original bridge?

Hunter Station Bridge (replacement)
Posted June 24, 2017, by Brian Manville

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