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Old PA281 Youghiogheny River Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2001

BH Photo #405602

Map 

Description 

The highway bridge was replaced with a foot bridge for the Great Allegheny Passage.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Youghiogheny River on PA 281
Location
Confluence, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1896, load-bearing girders added 1948, trusses removed from girders 1998
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80744, -79.36402   (decimal degrees)
39°48'27" N, 79°21'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/640041/4407665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Confluence
Inventory number
BH 59008 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2014: Updated by Jim Allen: Changed status & added description
  • December 16, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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