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Camelback Bridge

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CONTEXTUAL VIEW FROM NORTH.

HAER PA,55-SELI.V,2-6

View this photo at lcweb2.loc.gov

BH Photo #190954

Map 

Description 

This bridge was locally known as the "Camelback Bridge" due to a serious camber built into the deck. This was in part an attempt to raise the concrete arches above the typical level of frequent spring ice jams at the location.

An attempt was made to preserve the bridge in 1992, but the Army Corps of Engineers rejected the possibility of a deteriorated concrete arch remaining in a flood plain. Architectural elements of the former bridge were incorporated into the replacement bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Penns Creek on Mill Road (SR 1014)
Location
Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1994
Builders
- G.A. Flink (Engineer)
- Whittaker & Diehl of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Design
Double-span, concrete barrel arched structure, aligned perpendicular to the creek. 82' closed-spandrel arches.
Dimensions
Total length: 168.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Penns Creek Bridge
Mill Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82528, -76.87250   (decimal degrees)
40°49'31" N, 76°52'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/342100/4521048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sunbury
Inventory number
BH 47417 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete Asterisk Railing"
  • March 7, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 11, 2011: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Change of name and additional information added
  • December 27, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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