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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


Concrete arch bridge (formerly with through trusses) 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
Original main spans: Two Parker through trusses with vertical endposts
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)
Quadrangle map:
Wilkes-Barre West
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
PA 40 2007 0150 0190 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 24077 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 65605 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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