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Elders Bridge

Photos 

Facing east

Photo taken by Jodi Christman

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BH Photo #179104

Map 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over West Branch Conococheague Creek on Hill Road
Location
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1825 by Silas Harry; rehabilitated 1983
Builder
- Silas Harry
Design
Double arch stone bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Recognition
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)
Quadrangle map:
Fannettsburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
250
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 report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • 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

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