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Apollo Bridge (1882)

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Apollo Truss Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #496175

Description 

Cost $24,150. This bridge appears to have existed in between the Older and Old Apollo Bridges...needs to be confirmed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kiskiminetas River on First Street
Location
Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by flooding and replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1881-1882 by Morse Bridge Co. and James Hamilton; opened March 17, 1882; destroyed by flooding March 18, 1936
Builders
- James Hamilton (substructure)
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio (superstructure)
Design
(5)8-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58061, -79.56830   (decimal degrees)
40°34'50" N, 79°34'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/621170/4493187 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92876 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • April 23, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • April 23, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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