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Salina Bridge


Salina Bridge

End View

Photo taken by Brian McKee in January 2009


BH Photo #133255



Through truss bridge over Kiskiminetas River on PA 1060
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Future prospects
This bridge is slated for demolition and replacement with an estimated letting date of February/March 2023!
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1978
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 220.2 ft.
Total length: 669.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.52495, -79.49431   (decimal degrees)
40°31'30" N, 79°29'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/627537/4487112 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 64 1060 0010 0037 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 36452 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2020: New photos from Brian Manville
  • June 26, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed! (Section 106 advanced to Mitigation Stage)
  • May 29, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 10, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee



Salina Bridge
Posted March 24, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Yes, the bridge and crossing can be improved to hold those weights. The question as to whether they are willing to do that rather than demolish and replace the bridge is another story.

All information relating to the ongoing Section 106 Review (including my own personal comments) is in the public record and may be viewed on Project PATH by downloading the postings at the bottom of the page here https://search.paprojectpath.org/ProjectDetails.aspx?Project...

Salina Bridge
Posted March 24, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just read the article.Art,can that bridge be strengthened to carry that higher weight limit?

Salina Bridge
Posted March 23, 2017, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Salina Bridge
Posted October 1, 2014, by Matthew Pingor (wewhoare [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was in a scene from the movie Promised Land. Following cleanup from the town fair Matt Damon's character planned for good faith from the gas industry, he is helped by several local guys, along with the actor who played Silas Adams on Deadwood. After the work is done, they cross the Kiski on this Through Truss, while riding in the back of a pick-up. Hopefully this scene will not be the only preserved aspect of this bridge.

I was sad to see the Tunnelton Bridge go. Who travels that crossing anyway? Five people, and me and my dog en-route to the Dam? If this is the fate of the Salina bridge, I would hope it could be saved and used elsewhere.

Thank you,


Salina Bridge
Posted February 10, 2009, by Rick McOmber (r [dot] mcomber [at] comcast [dot] net)


Good to see pictures of this bridge again. It's been about a year since my visit. Nice side views of this beautiful multi-span truss bridge.