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Brokenstraw Creek Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2008

BH Photo #405034

Map 

Description 

According to PAHBI, "The 1889, pin connected, single span, 103'-long, Pratt thru truss bridge is supported on dry laid ashlar abutments. The floor beams are connected to the lower panel points by Z-shaped hangers, a detail associated with the Pittsburgh Bridge Company, one of the most prolific fabricator of metal truss bridges in the state. One of two pin connected truss bridges in Warren County, the structure is historically and technologically significant as a complete example of its technology. Adding to its significance is its association with the Pittsburgh Bridge Company and its agent, Nelson & Buchanan Company."

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Brokenstraw Creek on PA 3012 (Cemetery Road)
Location
Warren County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed
History
Built 1889
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86480, -79.52140   (decimal degrees)
41°51'53" N, 79°31'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/622714/4635822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
136
Inventory numbers
PA 61 3012 0030 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 34174 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31723 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 3, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is closed and scheduled for replacement

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Comments 

Brokenstraw Creek Bridge
Posted November 3, 2012, by Nick Hovey (choochoonick [at] verizon [dot] net)

This bridge, on Cemetery Road, is now closed to traffic, pending replacement in the near future.