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Potter Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Janis Ford

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BH Photo #216811

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Wheeling Creek on TR 360
Location
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic with deck missing
History
Built 1881
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 46.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02527, -80.45976   (decimal degrees)
40°01'31" N, 80°27'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/545934/4430855 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Claysville
Inventory numbers
PA 62 7230 0360 4008 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 35352 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31780 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
30

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Deck removed"
  • August 26, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed

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Comments 

Potter Bridge
Posted August 28, 2011, by JIM STEWART (JAMES [dot] STEWART [at] TYLIN [dot] COM)

IT LOOKS LIKE THE TIMBERS ARE NEW -- GOING IN RATHER THAN COMING OUT ? NEW STRINGERS AND DIAPHRAGMS IN PLACE AND NEW DECK BOARDS WAITING TO BE INSTALLED. CANNOT TELL FROM THE THREE PHOTOS ABOUT THE FLOOR BEAMS.

Potter Bridge
Posted August 28, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It looks like they pulled up the deck to make barriers. This is an extremely rare historic bridge and I need to follow up on its fate.