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Water Street Bridge


Photo taken by Edward J. Kaspriske

BH Photo #351126


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Water Street in Pittston
Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1914 by the Penn Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1984
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
- Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 202.1 ft.
Total length: 1,016.1 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Fire Fighters' Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32440, -75.79295   (decimal degrees)
41°19'28" N, 75°47'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/433639/4575072 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
PA 40 7303 2305 0004 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 24453 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 27, 2018: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway", "Railroad", "10-panel truss"
  • November 23, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 2, 2011: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected GPS coordinates
  • May 2, 2011: New Street View added by Frank Hicks



Water Street Bridge
Posted June 27, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photo #2, BH404942, is not of this bridge

Water Street Bridge
Posted October 24, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photo 2 is of the Fort Jenkins Bridge http://bridgehunter.com/pa/luzerne/fort-jenkins/

Water Street Bridge
Posted April 1, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anonymous,any damage done to the bridge from this clown?

Water Street Bridge
Posted April 1, 2016, by Anonymous

I thought that Obama was our present day dictator. See, two can play this game. I don't support either one, btw.

Water Street Bridge
Posted March 31, 2016, by Anonymous

A truck bearing the visage of our modern-day Benito Mussolini, Donald Trump got stuck under this bridge a few days ago: http://wnep.com/2016/03/30/trump-truck-stuck/

Pittston PA
Posted January 7, 2015, by Edward J. Kaspriske (m3ohwell [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This one connects Pittston with West Pittston, PA.

Ed K.