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Bowmans Creek Bridge

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Bowmans Creek Eatonville PA

STAFF PHOTO/JOSH SIEGEL The bridge across Bowman Creek in Eatonville was released from its earthbound service on Wednesday, April 29

Photo taken by STAFF PHOTO/JOSH SIEGEL wcexaminer.com

View this photo at wcexaminer.com

BH Photo #324162

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Bowmans Creek on TR 413
Location
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement Summer 2015.
History
Built ca. 1900; rehabilitated ca. 1950
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.0 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51466, -75.96138   (decimal degrees)
41°30'53" N, 75°57'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/419778/4596338 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tunkhannock
Inventory numbers
PA 65 7207 0413 0114 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 37324 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31840 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2007)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • May 7, 2015: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • May 7, 2015: Updated by Luke: GPS fix

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Comments 

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The stupidity comes to its expected conclusion:

http://wnep.com/2015/11/13/new-pedestrian-bridge-in-wyoming-...

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 9, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

art,i think I got this bridge confused with another bridge.i did go on the map and seen it where it was or is supposed to be.

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is what happens when listen to (and believe) consultants that have nothing but $$$ on their mind!

This is a beautiful location and would be better served with the historic bridge left in place... I shudder to think of the ghastly MOB that will likely take it's place!

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

They initially were going to PRESERVE this bridge as would have been logical and sensible, but they caved in to the Special Interests of the MOB Industry.

We have photodocumentation of the bridge here, although our narrative is outdated.

http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=pe...

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Same bridge. Pin on map has been moved to correct location. Google Earth photographs frequently are several years old. If the paper says it what scrapped, I believe it.

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Barry,

Are speaking about the same bridge? In the article I posted, it states the bridge was scrapped.

Regards,

Art S.

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

The bridge and the Township road are considerably south of the pin location. The bridge was still on Google Earth last night. By the looks of the approaches and the bridge itself, it had been abandoned for very many years.

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

thanks art for the information.another bridge gone.

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2015, by ArtS

George,

It was scrapped.

Regards,

Art S.

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 7, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

art,do you know if any work was done on this bridge?i looked on the map and cant even find it.

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted May 6, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Missed this one:

Too bad they did as much work just to scrap it:

http://wcexaminer.com/news/eaton-twp-lifts-out-history-1.187...

Bowmans Creek Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this structurally deficient bridge?please let me know.thanks.