Back Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Jodi Christman 9/4/11
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The 2-span, 110'-long, steel stringer bridge has metal angle and channel railings, open grid steel deck, rolled steel beam stringers with welded angle crossbracing, and stone pier and abutments with wingwalls. Built in 1938, it has no innovative or distinguishing details and is an example of the most common, mid-20th century bridge type in the state. The bridge was built using a standard design developed by the state highway department in the early 1930s. Neither the bridge nor its setting or context are historically or technologically noteworthy.
- Steel stringer bridge over Back Creek on Jack Rd (SR 3012)
- Franklin County, Pennsylvania
- As of Monday 9/26/11 this bridge will be closed and replaced
- Built 1938; rehabilitated 1965; closed/removed 2011
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 53.2 ft.
Total length: 110.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.89306, -77.74194 (decimal degrees)
39°53'35" N, 77°44'31" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/265567/4419486 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- PA 28 3012 0080 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 48733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 03/2008)
- Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 42.2 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
- January 5, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and span config
- September 24, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Changed bridge status
- May 3, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman
- Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com