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Pine Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #141572


Street Views 


Lenticular through truss bridge over Pine Creek on River Rd.
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1964; reconstructed 2008-11
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Lenticular Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 287.1 ft.
Total length: 290.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
Silver Bridge
Black Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.18095, -77.27865   (decimal degrees)
41°10'51" N, 77°16'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/308880/4561347 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey Shore
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 41 3003 0010 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000842 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 24964 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31267 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2020: New photos from Brian Manville
  • July 30, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • December 5, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 3, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 29, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI data and updated to reflect two foot narrower roadway following rehab.
  • December 9, 2011: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been restored and reopened to traffic
  • June 17, 2009: Posted HAER photos



Pine Creek Bridge
Posted May 4, 2010, by Harold Pepperman (fiddler86 [at] verizon [dot] net)

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

Pine Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2009, by Harold Pepperman (fiddler86 [at] verizon [dot] net)

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

Pine Creek Bridge
Posted June 5, 2009, by Anonymous

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.