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Pithole Creek Bridge


Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2007

BH Photo #405274



Lesher Road is unmarked when travelling on Pithole Road. The road comes to a dead end just past the bridge and is marked as private property. However, owner gives permission for people to fish around the bridge.


Pony truss bridge over Pithole Creek on Lesher Road
Venango County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1897; reconstructed 1997
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51960, -79.58534   (decimal degrees)
41°31'11" N, 79°35'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/618037/4597406 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
PA 60 7205 0614 4003 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 33875 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 41749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2019: New photos from Brian Manville
  • October 22, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"



Pithole Creek Bridge
Posted April 8, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Luke, Not sure what you are referring to, on my website, these two bridges appear to have the correct coordinates. Here is the bowstring: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=p...

Pithole Creek Bridge
Posted April 6, 2019, by Luke

Yeah, these are two bridges over the same creek that for some reason Todd and Nathan both have at the same GPS coords.

I suggest making a specific entry for the bowstring.

Pithole Creek Bridge
Posted April 6, 2019, by Brian Manville

The first photo posted here is not at the map location associated with this bridge. The photos I took are from that location.

Also, this bridge is on private property that the owner allows people to fish the stream.