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Shermans Creek Bridge

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Facing southeast

Photo taken by Jodi Christman

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BH Photo #179135

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Shermans Creek on PA 3009
Location
Loysville, Perry County, Pennsylvania
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic. Damaged by car impact.
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1899; rehabilitated 1940, 1978, and 1993
Builders
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Agents)
- Pittsburg Bridge Co.
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 162.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.35528, -77.40361   (decimal degrees)
40°21'19" N, 77°24'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/295885/4469964 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Andersonburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
155
Inventory numbers
PA 50 3009 0020 1815 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 29662 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2014: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added nearest town and builder
  • January 17, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now closed and doomed.
  • September 25, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman

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Comments 

Shermans Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the builder's plaque:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sethgaines/14207812583/in/phot...

once on Flickr, the photographer has a number of other shots of the bridge.