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Mott Street Bridge




BH Photo #360696


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Sawkill Creek on TR 426 in Milford
Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
Built 1902 by Penn Bridge Co.
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 111.9 ft.
Total length: 113.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31867, -74.80208   (decimal degrees)
41°19'07" N, 74°48'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/516564/4574152 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
PA 51 7402 0426 0121 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 30071 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31560 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 19, 2018: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 26, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 19, 2016: New photos from Andy Peters
  • December 7, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.



Mott Street Bridge
Posted August 19, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

At this point, any effort by PennDOT to save an historic Bridge is a welcome one... Bolts or rivets.

Mott Street Bridge
Posted August 19, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The news article (and older articles) were (as often happens) terribly inaccurate. The replacement of this bridge was proposed however the proposal included federal involvement, therefore it triggered Section 106. Demolition/replacement of vehicular truss bridges for pedestrian use is ludicrous. So we actually are seeing rehab getting a serious look. PennDOT continues to make a lot of really stupid reasons why riveting shouldn't happen, but we are at least seeing serious consideration to rehab (with bolts) and as a Consulting Party I am hopeful that this will be advanced as the preferred alternative for avoidance or minimization of adverse effect, thereby reversing original plans to demolish the bridge.

Mott Street Bridge
Posted August 19, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks to Todd Baslee for the photo of the Crapper...

Mott Street Bridge
Posted August 19, 2016, by Andy Peters (anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Mott Street Bridge
Posted December 8, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


You're absolutely right, my bad. I must have only been able to view a portion of the article when I saw it. Thanks for the correction!

Now, based on the corrected info: this is insane! The bridge could be rehabbed for pedestrians for the same price or less than the MOB!


Art S.

Mott Street Bridge
Posted December 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Look at a little closer next time...

I see photos of a MOB and a project description that says this bridge is to be replaced.



Mott Street Bridge
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

great.at least it will not end up being scrapped.keep everyone informed.thanks.

Mott Street Bridge
Posted November 20, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Bridgehunter referenced. To be restored!: