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Yellow Breeches Creek Bridge


New Cumberland Bridge facing East

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in February 2009


BH Photo #133121

Street Views 


FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The skewed, single span, 154'-long, rivet-connected steel Parker thru truss bridge, built in 1936, is supported on reinforced concrete abutments. The vertical and diagonal truss members are composed of rolled sections, while the top and bottom chords are built-up sections. The rolled floorbeams and stringers support a concrete deck. Cantilevered sidewalks have standard metal railings. The Parker truss, a variation of the Pratt truss with polygonal top chord, was developed about 1870 by American engineer Charles H. Parker. The well-established truss design was used by the state highway department from the 1920s through the 1950s making it one of the most common standardized designs in the state. This 1936 example has no unusual or distinctive details. It is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.


Through truss bridge over Yellow Breechs Creek on PA 1003 (Old York Road) in New Cumberland
New Cumberland, York County, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1936; Rehab Spring 2010
- PennDOT Bridge Division
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 153.9 ft.
Total length: 157.2 ft.
Deck width: 44.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22389, -76.86056   (decimal degrees)
40°13'26" N, 76°51'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/341698/4454267 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 66 1003 0100 2780 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 37648 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31887 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2013: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and details on design
  • March 1, 2011: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • December 31, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 6, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Fixed typo in name
  • February 8, 2009: New photos from Jodi Christman

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