I believe the photo's used in this writing about the bridge crossing Pine Creek are the products of Mr. Charles Harer of Jersey Shore, PA. He was a noted photographer from Jersey Shore, PA. I feel the credits for the photography used in this story are his. Harold Pepperman
I am 88 yrs of age, and in my lifetime, the bridge over Pine Creek on the river road has been called the Black Bridge. In recent years the bridge was painted antique gold. This treatment was rather a green color and in time it became much lighter colored and some of the people referred to it as the Silver Bridge. But as far as I know it is still the Black Bridge. Many of the natives that live in its vicinity concur with me on this. I have been trying to find an obituary for Mr. Michael Bond Rich of Woolrich who was killed there. His vehicle struck the right hand approach girder. Thank you, Harold Pepperman. 312 Glover St. Jersey Shore, PA. 17740
This bridge was a beautiful example of warren style lenticular through truss. It has been taken down in an attempte to repair it -- Deterioration was worse than thought. Write to Penn DOT to make sure they make the repairs and get the bridge back up. This Lenticular bridge is only one of about 50 or so left in the county and it may be the largest/longest surviving Lenticular truss made by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company.