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Sporting Hill Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman

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BH Photo #176988

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Description 

There was a "Bridge Closed" sign nearby but not across the bridge. The deck was in bad shape (picture me stepping on a board & the other end rising 4 inches). However, perhaps because of the Amish travelers(less weight) they allow crossing.

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The one-span, 44'-long, steel thru girder bridge, built in 1903, is supported on stone abutments. The built-up girders support rolled floorbeams with bolted field connections. The bridge has timber stringers and deck. One high rail pipe railings are placed on top of the built-up girders. U-shaped stone wingwalls with parapets enclose the approaches. The bridge is an example of a very common bridge type built in great numbers from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century. It has no unusual or distinctive details. This 1903 example is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Rowe Run on Sporting Hill Road
Location
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement in 2012.
History
Built 1903
Builder
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 44.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Rowe Run Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.05111, -77.59417   (decimal degrees)
40°03'04" N, 77°35'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/278714/4436654 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shippensburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
10
Inventory numbers
PA 28 7213 0602 3134 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 17728 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 46127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 10, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder
  • September 11, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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