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Petroleum Center Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken May 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108760

Map 

Description 

Originally, one could only cross Oil Creek by ferry or by fording the creek. In 1865, the Maple Shade and Central Petroleum Oil Companies built a toll bridge. The two companies owned land on each side of the creek.

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Oil Creek on Petroleum Center Road
Location
Venango County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1884 by the Morse Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1984
Builder
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.0 ft.
Total length: 238.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Eagle Rock Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51655, -79.68263   (decimal degrees)
41°30'60" N, 79°40'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/609924/4596939 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Titusville South
Inventory numbers
PA 60 1004 0010 0196 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 33770 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
142

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 2, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville
  • October 18, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

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