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Allenwood River Bridge

Photos 

South Elevation And View Of Environment

Photo taken by Robert C. Shelley for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #278345

Map 

Description 

Spanning the Susquehanna River at a long-established historic river crossing, the Allenwood Bridge is one of the oldest and longest spans crossing that river. Its builder, the Groton Bridge and Manufacturing Company, was a nationally prominent bridge manufacturer from 1877 through 1920.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Bridge Avenue (Route 44)
Location
Union County, Pennsylvania, and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1895, replaced by new bridge 1989-90
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
11-panel pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 966.0 ft.
Skew angle
90 degrees
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.10823, -76.89023   (decimal degrees)
41°06'30" N, 76°53'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/341285/4552493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allenwood
Inventory numbers
NRHP 88000865 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 60162 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-130 - Allenwood Bridge, Spanning West Branch of Susquehanna River on State Route 44, Dewart, Northumberland County, PA
  • NRHP Form