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Falling Spring Run Bridge


FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The bridge carries a 2 lane city street of one directional traffic and 2 sidewalks over a stream in Chambersburg. The bridge is in the Chambersburg Historic District with a period of significance from 1775 to 1930.

The single-span, 23'-long, low-rise, reinforced concrete arch bridge was built in 1907 and is recommended as a contributing resource to the Chambersburg Historic District (listed 8/28/82). Although not rated in the district nomination, the bridge dates from the district's period of significance and themes. The bridge has an ornamental iron railing on one side. On the other side of the bridge is a steel stringer supporting a sidewalk and pipe railing that were added prior to 1956.


Concrete arch bridge over Falling Spring Run on Southbound US 11 in Chambersburg
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1907; rehabilitated ca. 1956
Closed-spandrel arch
Span length: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 23.0 ft.
Deck width: 35.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93992, -77.66081   (decimal degrees)
39°56'24" N, 77°39'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/272660/4424479 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 28 0011 0341 2062 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 17289 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30945 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 6, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected GPS