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Dry Run Bridge


Photo taken by Jodi Christman on 4/08/12

BH Photo #229808


FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1-span, 24'-long, reinforced concrete slab bridge built in 1934 with standard concrete balustrades is supported on ashlar abutments with concrete caps. It is an example of a common type and design with no innovative or distinguishing details. The bridge is located in Dry Run in a setting that has historic district potential. The bridge was built as a replacement structure for a previous narrower bridge. Built as a standard state highway department improvement, it is similar to hundreds of others throughout the state. The 1934 bridge postdates Dry Run's significant 19th century period of development. It is not historically associated with the potential district's historic themes or areas of significance. It would not be a noncontributing resource.


Slab bridge over Dry Run on Sr 4007
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1934
Length of largest span: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Deck width: 46.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.17120, -77.75312   (decimal degrees)
40°10'16" N, 77°45'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/265567/4450393 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shade Gap
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
PA 28 4007 0020 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 17581 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 50712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2012: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • January 3, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected GPS
  • December 27, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
  • December 26, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman



Dry Run Bridge
Posted January 3, 2012, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] comcast [dot] net)

Photos of other Dry Run Bridge removed. Thank you for clarifying.

Dry Run Bridge
Posted January 2, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The photos and map coordinates both point to a different bridge a short distance south of the concrete slab. Based on the BMS number, this page refers to a bridge located here: 40.17120 -77.75315 I checked this on the PennDOT Video Log. See below image.

To set everything right, the images of the stone arch bridge need to be moved to a different page, and the map for this concrete slab needs to be set to the above listed coordinates.

Dry Run Bridge
Posted January 2, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There might be a mismatch between the description and the bridge in the photos. I don't see ashlar abutments with concrete caps or concrete bastulades.