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Middle Creek Bridge

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Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1 span, 78'-long, 2 rib, open spandrel arch bridge built in 1921 by the county has paneled parapets, square-section spandrel columns, floorbeams, concrete slab deck, and concrete abutments with wingwalls. Over 60 open spandrel arch highway bridges in Pennsylvania date from 1906 to 1955, and this short, low rise, squat example lacks the handsome proportions and details that mark the significant examples of the technology. It is not located on a historic route or in a PHMC-identified historic district in the Gettysburg vicinity. The bridge is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Middle Creek on PA 3001 (Old US 15)
Location
Adams County, Pennsylvania
Status
demolished
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement June 10, 2010. Most likely gone by now.
History
Built 1921
Builders
- James B. Long (County Engineer)
- William H. Drawbaugh
Design
Ribbed, Reinforced Concrete, Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.72672, -77.29910   (decimal degrees)
39°43'36" N, 77°17'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/302959/4399953 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Emmitsburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
858
Inventory numbers
PA 01 3001 0020 0055 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30202 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
  • June 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is being replaced.

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Comments 

Middle Creek Bridge
Posted November 23, 2014, by Anonymous

do you know if this bridge has been replaced jodi or nathan?any information is greatly appreciated.thanks.