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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

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Nescopeck Creek on Mill Mountain Road (TR 356)
Location
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Status
Currently being replaced and placed in storage for reuse.
History
Built 1883 by the Penn Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2011; Replaced and stored 2021.
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
5-panel, pinned 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
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
150
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 report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum post.

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Comments 

Mill Mountain Road Bridge
Posted January 5, 2021, by fred kohl (fkohl [at] minichiconstruction [dot] com)

This bridge is being replaced Jan 2021. All parts are being saved.

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__...