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Skinners Falls Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in August 2007

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BH Photo #174231

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Skinners Falls Road (PA 1002)
Location
Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and Sullivan County, New York
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Possibly will be demolished in 2019-2020
History
Built 1902 by the American Bridge Co.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Pin-connected Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 232.0 ft.
Total length: 466.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 1988
Also called
Milanville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66944, -75.05889   (decimal degrees)
41°40'10" N, 75°03'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/495097/4613077 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Damascus
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
290
Inventory numbers
PA 63 1002 0230 0739 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88002167 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 35588 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31800 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2018: Updated by Amanda: Bridge is closed indefinitely and possibly will be demolished in 2019-2020
  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 1, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 9, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

Sources 

Comments 

Skinners Falls Bridge
Posted August 13, 2018, by Brianna Tarness (briannatarness82 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge remains indefinitely closed to all traffic including pedestrians, except for emergency vehicles. Detours are posted to the Cocherton-Damascus Bridge and the Narrowsburg-Darbytown Bridge.

I have not heard of any plans to demolish this bridge, which is fortunate given that this is Pennsylvania... however given that the bridge is indefinitely closed I wouldn’t be surprised if PennDOT deliberately does not maintain it and then uses that as an excuse to demolish this beautiful bridge a few years down the road.

I tried to get out to this bridge to do a field visit but the approach road is completely barricaded on both sides, including up to the curbs so that pedestrians can’t go around the barriers without trespassing on the front lawns of at least one business and one resident. Nice job, PennDOT. You’ve successfully kept all people away from this bridge so that now you can quietly let it rot away and then demolish it and replace it with a UCEB like you’re doing to the Pond Eddy Bridge.

Skinners Falls Bridge
Posted December 13, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

PENNDOT giveth and PENNDOT taketh away - CLOSED:

http://www.pahomepage.com/news/skinners-falls-bridge-in-wayn...

Skinners Falls Bridge
Posted October 25, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Also worth noting that PennDOT has triggered Section 106 with this bridge. The proposed undertaking is currently described as a rehabilitation project.

Skinners Falls Bridge
Posted October 25, 2012, by Rusty Hufnagel Pittsburgh Rigging (rustyhuf [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is posted for a 7 ton weight limit Our crew will be rigging bridge for a safety inspection 10/29/12.... I will get some more pics for this site..........Rusty