Rating:
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Duboistown Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2007

BH Photo #404944

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on PA 2064 (Arch Street) in Williamsport
Location
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1922-23; replaced 2012
Design
Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,407.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.1 ft.
Also called
Arch Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22694, -77.04528   (decimal degrees)
41°13'37" N, 77°02'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/328575/4565967 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsport
Inventory numbers
PA 41 2064 0010 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 24942 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31243 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2010)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 40.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
5,438

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.

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Comments 

Duboistown Bridge
Posted January 11, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan:

Actually, I can imagine this, especially if the assessment was done several years ago. In Kansas, we lost a lot of outstanding bridges that were not NRHP eligible, but those surveys were done in the early 1980s, when historic bridges were far more common. Those same bridges would undoubtedly qualify today. This fact is reflected in NBI listings that now qualify many remaining bridges as eligible, even though they generated little interest in the early 1980s.

Perhaps PennDot's findings are just way out of date.

Duboistown Bridge
Posted January 11, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

To make it worse, this beautiful, largely unaltered, multi-span riveted thru truss was, under PennDOT's Historic Bridge Inventory "Not Eligible" for the National Register of Historic Places, a completely unreasonable assessment in my opinion. Can you imagine a bridge such as this being considered NOT HISTORIC in today's world? Only in Pennsylvania.

Duboistown Bridge
Posted January 11, 2013, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] comcast [dot] net)

42 year old temper tantrum commence @#!&^*%$#@ !!!

Duboistown Bridge
Posted January 10, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Arch Street Bridge
Posted January 10, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WAS a nice bridge before the PennDOT Reaper passed through...

Arch Street Bridge
Posted January 10, 2013, by Anonymous (Yo [at] yo [dot] com)

Replaced in 2012.