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Little Mexico Bridge

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Little Mexico Bridge

Looking east

Photo taken by Alexander D. Mitchell IV in December 2015

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BH Photo #344292

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Penns Creek on PA 1013
Location
Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1960, repaired/repainted 2007
Design
Pratt through truss with additional adjustable tension rods
Dimensions
Total length: 262.2 ft.
Deck width: 18.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.87374, -76.94176   (decimal degrees)
40°52'25" N, 76°56'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/336379/4526555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Freeburg
Inventory numbers
PA 54 1013 0040 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 31159 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 68.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
144

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Changed name, added photo
  • June 4, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: Added GPS Coordinates

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Little Mexico Bridge
Posted December 21, 2015, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

In Pennsylvania the substructure could go either way. Reuse of former stone substructure was common, but masonry substructure most definitely was still employed in 1905. Example: http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=pe... additionally in Pennsylvania in some counties like Chester stone continued to be used for substructures into the 1910s, leading to unusual combinations like stone substructure and plate girder superstructure, as well as stone arches from this period: http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=pe...

Little Mexico Bridge
Posted December 21, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I doubt they built a stone substructure in 1905. Would say it's either pre-1900 or was constructed on the foundation of an earlier bridge.

Penns Creek Bridge
Posted August 1, 2009, by Mark Johnson (mjohnson [at] aspservicesinc [dot] com)

Another view. If you look closely at the end panels you can see the round bars that were added at the first diagonals and the bottom chords

Penns Creek Bridge
Posted August 1, 2009, by Mark Johnson (mjohnson [at] aspservicesinc [dot] com)

Very nice bridge. Appears to have been strengthened and was done in a manner as not to be obvious to the casual observer, very well done.