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Hayrick Road Bridge


Looking north

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in September 19, 2013


BH Photo #281611


Street View 


FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1-span, 58'-long, pin-connected, steel Pratt pony truss bridge built in 1909 is supported on stone abutments with wingwalls. The truss is traditionally composed with built-up members for the upper chords and verticals, and eye bars for the lower chords and diagonals. U-shaped hangers pick-up rolled section floorbeams carrying steel stringers and an open steel grid deck. Lattice railings are placed to the inside of the trusses. The bearings have been encased in concrete, and cover plates have been welded at the end post/upper chord connections at an unknown date. The bridge is a late and undistinguished example of the pin-connected Pratt truss bridge type/design. It has no unusual or distinctive details or features, and it illustrates the high degree of standardization that characterized the bridge type/design after 1890. More distinguished and complete earlier examples have been identified in the county and region. The bridge is not historically or technologically significant for its setting or context.


Pony truss bridge over West Branch Codorus Creek on Hayrick Road
Porters Sideling, York County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1909
Pratt pony truss
Span length: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 58.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83538, -76.88986   (decimal degrees)
39°50'07" N, 76°53'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/338290/4411194 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
PA 66 7221 0374 3142 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 38192 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31868 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 23, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 13, 2014: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
  • February 21, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected GPS, added town name