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Mahantango Creek Bridge

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Skewed

Photo taken by Janis Ford in March 2013

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BH Photo #367979

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Mahantango Creek on PA 104
Location
Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1993
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 141.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.64667, -76.96500   (decimal degrees)
40°38'48" N, 76°57'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/333856/4501391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dalmatia
Inventory numbers
PA 54 0104 0010 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 31085 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
2,527

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • May 17, 2016: New Street View added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • October 16, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added 2nd county as creek is boundary
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Mahantango Creek Bridge
Posted June 10, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Barry... its quite possible that this bridge is slated for replacement in the future at some point. However, it appears the current closure and work being done is some "emergency" repair work only.

This is a noteworthy bridge because it has the general appearance of a Pennsylvania standard plan riveted truss, but it is a Baltimore truss configuration as opposed to the Pratt which was what was normally used in Pennsylvania standard trusses.

Mahantango Creek Bridge
Posted June 10, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

I traveled to central Pennsylvania in early June. PA104 was closed to all traffic at this bridge. I was told by a friend that the truss was deficient and that the bridge was being replaced. I don't know for sure what it is being replaced with.