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Hubbards Flats Road Bridge

Photo 

Hubbards Flats Road Bridge

Photo Courtesy PennDOT

BH Photo #383137

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over Huntington Creek on TR 451
Location
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891; rehabilitated 1950
Builders
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York (Agents and Erectors)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.17395, -76.22269   (decimal degrees)
41°10'26" N, 76°13'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/397439/4558787 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shickshinny
Inventory numbers
PA 40 7217 0451 6016 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31216 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 14, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added photo, builder, category, GPS refinement.

Comments 

Hubbards Flats Road Bridge
Posted March 14, 2017, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan, very cool!

Regards,

Art S.

Hubbards Flats Road Bridge
Posted March 14, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

PennDOT is working to develop a historic truss bridge management plan and these bridges are part of it. I am hopeful that this management plan will be a foundation toward an effort of preserving these bridges. I was previously unaware that all of these bridges (aside from Walp Road which I knew about) were Phoenix bridges. So I added a photo for each from the report, mainly for the benefit of myself and others who may wish to prioritize visiting these bridges above other bridges in the area.

I have no doubt that many of the dates given are incorrect. I would assume all to be pre-1900.

Hubbards Flats Road Bridge
Posted March 14, 2017, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

Adding six (6) still extant Phoenix Column bridges to this database in one day is quite a feat! Is there a back story?

Regards,

Art S.