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Hollow Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken May 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108692

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The one span, 44' long, pin connected, Pratt pony truss bridge fabricated by the King Bridge Co. in 1897 is traditionally composed. It reflects the standardization of construction details that came to dominate after about 1895. In 1972, new abutments were placed in front of the originals, and the bearings and portions of the end posts and lower chords were encased in them. New stringers and a wood lam deck have been added. The trusses support themselves but not much if any of the live loads. These are significant alterations, and they affect the integrity of the bridge. Because of the alterations, the 3-panel bridge is not historically or technologically significant. Neither is its setting. King Bridge Co. was an important early bridge fabricator, but its post-1885 history is typical of other builders doing standardized bridge designs.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Schwaben Creek on Hollow Road (TR 430), west of Rebuck
Location
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1897 by the King Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1972
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72060, -76.74118   (decimal degrees)
40°43'14" N, 76°44'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/352943/4509199 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Klingerstown
Inventory number
BH 31467 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • November 6, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Janis Ford