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GAP - Bollman Bridge

Photos 

View Of Bridge From South Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #155552

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Iron through truss bridge formerly carrying the B&O Railroad
Location
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1871 on the B&O Railroad; relocated 1910 as a vehicular bridge
Builders
- Patapsco Bridge & Iron Works
- Wendel Bollman of Baltimore, Maryland
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Cast- and wrought-iron pin-connected Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
GAP - Wills Creek Bollman Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.81823, -78.99468   (decimal degrees)
39°49'06" N, 78°59'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/671632/4409506 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wittenberg
Inventory numbers
PA 55 7224 0381 6001 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 44175 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 28.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
50

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge was relocated in 2006 and is open to pedestriangs as part of the Great Allegheny Passage trail
  • December 16, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS coordinates
  • February 19, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

GAP - Bollman Bridge
Posted December 19, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Wills Creek covers a lot of territory, all the way to the Potomac River at Cumberland MD. Does anyone know precisely where the bridge was located when it was part of the B&O?

GAP - Bollman Bridge
Posted December 19, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)