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Middle Creek Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2009

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BH Photo #140117

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Description 

This bridge was closed for more than 20 years before being demolished.

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: 'The one span, 43'-long, pin-connected Pratt pony truss bridge built in 1909 has been determined not eligible by PHMC (5/1/97)'

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Cocalico Creek on Middle Creek Road in Rothsville
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Historic Truss Bridge Demolished and Replaced With Covered Bridge
History
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1925
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16393, -76.23204   (decimal degrees)
40°09'50" N, 76°13'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/395083/4446679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ephrata
Average daily traffic (as of 1993)
50
Inventory numbers
PA 36 7218 0660 4001 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This historic truss bridge has been demolished and replaced with covered bridge.
  • May 10, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • April 25, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee

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Comments 

Middle Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 7, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It amazes me that they are replacing it with an actual HISTORIC covered bridge and not a modern wannabe. They need to stick the covered bridge in a park somewhere and restore the historic bridge that is already there.

Some peoples agendas are soooo friggin' whacked!!

Middle Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 7, 2010, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)

Probably what a triple with cheese from Wendy's does to mine...and yes, it's sad to see such stupidity from people that don't know what treasures they are destroying.

Middle Creek Road Bridge
Posted December 7, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This beautiful historic truss bridge has been demolished and replaced with stupid covered bridge. Anyone want to guess what finding this out did to my blood pressure?