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South Street Bridge


Aerial View

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #314210


Street Views 


The South Street Bridge is an unusual, long span metropolitan bridge comprising thirteen concrete spans and two steel truss spans. While the concrete spans are representative, the trusses are unusual examples of a nonproprietary truss type designed by John E. Greiner and fabricated by the American Bridge Company. The trusses are formed with vertical endposts, diagonals in Pratt configuration, polygonal topchords, and unusual decorative portals.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Through truss bridge over Pennsylvania Avenue, South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard & Pocono Northeastern Railroad on Sr 2007 (South Street)
Broadview, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1925; Trusses removed ca 1992
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois
Through truss
Length of largest span: 227.0 ft.
Total length: 1,790.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.23972, -75.88508   (decimal degrees)
41°14'23" N, 75°53'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/425833/4565746 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
PA 40 2007 0150 0190 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 65605 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1991)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992 42079)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 21, 2015: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-105 - South Street Bridge, Spans Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Pocono Northeast Railroad, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA
  • Dana and Kay Klein