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Juniata River Bridge


Looking south on Oriskany Road

U.S. Silica's massive operations is behind me

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in May 11, 2014


BH Photo #283488


Street View 


This bridge comes out of the U.S. Silica Mapleton Plant that was originally constructed between 1923 and 1924. Interesting to note is that the canal traversed east of the bridge parallel to Oriskany Road and the Juniata River.


Abandoned warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Juniata River; Oriskany Road
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Built ca. 1924
Six spans of riveted 4-panel Warren pony truss with all verticals
Also called
U.S. Silica Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40489, -77.93860   (decimal degrees)
40°24'18" N, 77°56'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/250632/4476845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Union
Inventory number
BH 60954 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 13, 2014: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 13, 2014: Added by Jodi Christman


  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke


Juniata River Bridge
Posted November 25, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Michael for the information you supplied on the bridge.Are there any plans that you might know of on what might be done with the bridge?

Juniata River Bridge
Posted November 24, 2015, by Michael Corbin (mcorbin02 [at] atlanticbb [dot] net)

The bridge near the U.S.Silica plant at Mapleton is an old haul road bridge from the older days when the sand plant used a fleet of smaller dump trucks to transport sandstone from various quarries to their plant.

Juniata River Bridge
Posted September 20, 2014, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com)

Intact, closed, abandoned as of May 2014

Juniata River Bridge
Posted September 16, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r. bridge?