Tuscarora Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Jodi Christman 04/08/12
BH Photo #229858
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The 1936, skewed, 2 span, 61'-long, steel stringer bridge is supported on ashlar abutments with flared wingwalls and an ashlar pier with angled concrete caps to superelevate the bridge, which is on a curve. Superelevation was a common technique and was not innovative. The steel angle railings and steel open grid deck are replacements dating to 1965. The bridge was built to a state standard design developed in 1932 following the assumption of more than 20,000 miles into the state highways system. By 1936, more than 800 of these bridges had been built statewide. Early and complete examples best illustrate the contribution made by the bridges to the improvement of the state highway system. This bridge is neither historically nor technologically significant.
- Steel stringer bridge over Tuscarora Creek on T409 Tuscarora Creek Road
- Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1936; deck replacement 1965; rehabilitated 2009
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.25139, -77.75250 (decimal degrees)
40°15'05" N, 77°45'09" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/265896/4459294 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
- Inventory numbers
- PANBI 18815 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 51995 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of January 2016)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83 (out of 100)
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- April 14, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added category "Skewed"
- April 8, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman