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Perry Highway Bridge



Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108679


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Neshannock Creek on PA 19 (Perry Highway)
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1975; replaced 2014
Riveted, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.15756, -80.22587   (decimal degrees)
41°09'27" N, 80°13'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/564950/4556536 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
PA 43 0019 0060 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 25642 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31291 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 13, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photo from Jack Schmidt



Perry Highway Bridge
Posted December 13, 2014, by Jeff Zader (jeff [dot] zader [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is gone. It was replaced earlier this year, 2013-14, and the road was realigned. Part of the old road is now extra parking for the Iron Bridge Inn restaurant.

Perry Highway Bridge
Posted March 17, 2007, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Thanks Nathan, seems obvious now that you told me but I couldn't figure it out for the life of me.

Perry Highway Bridge
Posted March 17, 2007, by Nathan Holth

Wayne, they are indeed an alteration to the structure. To increase vertical clearance, part of the sway bracing was removed from the bridge. Those braces were added to the outside of the superstructure to make up for the loss in lateral stability.

Perry Highway Bridge
Posted March 9, 2007, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Wonder what those extensions are for on the portals and along the upper chord ? Looks like a later edition but I can't imagine for what. Anyone have any ideas ?