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Mahanoy Creek Bridge


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Bridge over Mahanoy Creek on Centre Street
Adams Corner, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1893; rehabilitated 1948
Don't know
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 31.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.78361, -76.33315   (decimal degrees)
40°47'01" N, 76°19'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/387512/4515591 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
PA 53 0054 0040 1053 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 73512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: This is not a Marsh arch.
  • September 8, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Mahanoy Creek Bridge
Posted February 11, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Good eye Nathan on noticing the differences on the sides of this bridge.I have to agree by doing what they did ruined the historical significance.

Mahanoy Creek Bridge
Posted February 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, Nathan. I had not gotten that far yet. Hopefully, one of us Bridgehunters can do a field visit someday.

Mahanoy Creek Bridge
Posted February 10, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Robert: The PA Historic Bridge Inventory states the following:

The 2 span, 68'-long stone arch bridge built in 1893 was widened on one side in 1948 with a stringer extension to accommodate a sidewalk. The upstream side is original with its stone parapet. The parapet on the downstream side was removed to accommodate the widening, which is finished with a concrete balustrade. Both sides have been shortcreted. The bridge is located in a residential section of Ashland dominated by highly altered houses. Neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.

Mahanoy Creek Bridge
Posted February 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am not sure what type of bridge this is without looking underneath. It was listed as a Marsh arch, which is obviously not correct.