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Bairs Mill Road Bridge

Photo 

Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in May 2010

BH Photo #405143

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 90'-long, pin-connected, metal Pratt thru truss bridge built in 1893 has been converted from a single span to two spans by the addition of a concrete pier underpinning the floorbeam at midspan (1954). The midpanel diagonal eye bars have been strengthened by weld-connected I beams and gusset plates at the panel points. The bridge has double-looped floorbeam hangers in the end panels, a trademark of the fabricator, the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. The bridge is an altered example of a bridge type/design and fabricator that are well represented by other more complete examples in the county. It is not individually distinguished, however, it does have the integrity necessary to contribute to the potential Strickler Mill historic district. It is from the district's period of significance, and it is within the boundaries of the district.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Kreutz Creek on Bairs Mill Road in Wrightsville
Location
York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1893 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1954; replaced in 2012 by concrete bridge
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 86.9 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01420, -76.54818   (decimal degrees)
40°00'51" N, 76°32'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/367872/4430481 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia West
Inventory numbers
PA 66 7212 0773 3064 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 46655 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
140

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Bridge replaced in 2012 with UCEB
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected spans, added description
  • November 1, 2011: Updated by Ben Tate: Fixed coordinates

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