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South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Janis Ford

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BH Photo #216608

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Overview
Through truss bridge with steel arch reinforcement over South Branch Roaring Creek on TR 802
Location
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1887 by the King Iron Bridge Co.; reconstructed 1983
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.2 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85833, -76.50000   (decimal degrees)
40°51'30" N, 76°30'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/373575/4524113 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shamokin
Inventory numbers
PA 49 7212 0802 0050 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 29352 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31475 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 71.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
75

Update Log 

  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 20, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 4, 2014: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment

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South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

what is the current status of this bridge?sounds confusing to me.

South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge
Posted November 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Matt! I should read more carefully.

Regards,

Art S.

South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge
Posted November 4, 2014, by Matt Lohry

Art,

Richard's posts refer to two different bridges over two different creeks--one bridge is a pony truss and the other is a through truss.

South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge
Posted November 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Richard,

I'm confused. In one post you say its gone and in the next, its closed. Was it closed and now gone or was your first post inaccurate?

Regards,

Art S.

South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge
Posted November 4, 2014, by Richard Zitrick (richard [dot] zitrick [at] comcast [dot] net)

Bridge is now closed to all traffic, both vehicular and foot.

South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge
Posted June 16, 2014, by Marc (marc [dot] co8 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Closed as of 8/2013 appears to be on replacement list http://www.dotdom1.state.pa.us/mpmsweb/mpmsmain.nsf/Project/...

South Branch Roaring Creek Bridge
Posted June 12, 2009, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

6/5/09 We thoroughly enjoyed this bridge. The Pratt Thru part is painted green, and the reinforcing arch is painted yellow. Hadn't seen anything like it before. And, it's in a beautiful location. Just barely across the county line from Columbia into Northumberland county.

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