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Mill Mountain Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Sam Whipple in April 2017

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BH Photo #387588

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Nescopeck Creek on Mill Mountain Road (TR 356)
Location
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1883 by the Penn Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2011
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.02721, -76.00637   (decimal degrees)
41°01'38" N, 76°00'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/415397/4542264 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sybertsville
Inventory numbers
PA 40 7223 0356 4706 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PA 40 7204 0356 4706 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 24427 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
150

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Comments 

Mill Mountain Road Bridge
Posted January 17, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

HOORAY!!!!.....A Pennsylvania county that actually gets it!

Hats off to Luzerne County!.....And may the concept spread throughout the state!

Mill Mountain Road Bridge
Posted January 17, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The Luzerne County engineer chose to rehabilitate this historic bridge, finding that they could do so for far less than the cost of constructing an ugly 2 lane modern bridge. This is often the case with historic truss bridges, but is often a fact overlooked. Fortunately, due to the success of this bridge rehabilitation, the county is looking into rehabilitating more county historic bridges. An excellent preservation success story.

http://www.timesleader.com/news/A_lesson_in_history__ndash__...