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Tuscarora Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman 04/08/12

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BH Photo #229858

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Tuscarora Creek on T409 Tuscarora Creek Road
Location
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1936; deck replacement 1965; rehabilitated 2009
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
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:
Aughwick
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
76
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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Categories 

Beam (13,397)
Built 1936 (1,059)
Built during 1930s (10,893)
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (68)
Open (37,739)
Owned by state (14,486)
Pennsylvania (4,669)
Skewed (4,783)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,349)
Steel stringer (5,267)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,726)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added category "Skewed"
  • April 8, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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