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Williams Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #217301

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek Middle Branch on Williams Road (TR 627)
Location
Venango County, Pennsylvania
Status
Still in place and open to traffic
History
Originally built 1884 over French Creek in Franklin as a two-span bridge; portions of one span relocated here in 1911-12
Builder
- Samuel P. White of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Wrought iron Pratt through truss with Phoenix columns and vertical endposts
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.2 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57111, -79.86056   (decimal degrees)
41°34'16" N, 79°51'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/594997/4602785 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dempseytown
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
100
Inventory numbers
PA 60 7214 0627 4005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 33914 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 49824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: Still extant according to Googlemap and Bing. Removed the Lost status.
  • February 7, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge is still in use after looking at Bing view a bit closer
  • October 15, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER PA-626 - Williams Road Bridge, Spanning Sugar Creek Middle Branch, Plum Township, Venango County, PA
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Todd Wilson