Photo taken by Jodi Christman
According to Frederick Fleming Unger in "Old Bridges of Franklin County" this bridge was 120' in length and 14' wide.
I suspect the bridge was somewhat modified over the years as the wingwalls zigzag out unlike I see in the old Clyde Laughlin photo. The photo's data has the same commissioners and date that are listed on the current day plaque--built in 1825 by Silas Harry. Commissioners: Jacob Wonderlick, Philip Laufman, David Fullerton.
- Stone arch bridge over West Branch Conococheague Creek on Hill Road
- Franklin County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1825 by Silas Harry; rehabilitated 1983
- - Silas Harry
- Double arch stone bridge
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Also called
- Hill Road Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.11361, -77.77142 (decimal degrees)
40°06'49" N, 77°46'17" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/263808/4444048 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- PA 28 7208 0562 3115 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 17685 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 09/2009)
- Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 78.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
- April 21, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added common name and description
- August 12, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added another bridge name
- September 25, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
- Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com