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Foxburg Bridge (1921)



Photo taken May 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108513



Lost 2 level through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Route 58 and B&O RR in Foxburg
Foxburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1981/1985; demolished July 24, 2008
- Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation of Steelton, Pennsylvania
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 173.9 ft.
Total length: 538.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.13967, -79.68142   (decimal degrees)
41°08'23" N, 79°40'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/610661/4555099 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
PA 03 0058 0020 0140 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2021: New photos from Stephen Buonopane
  • September 16, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 25, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning
  • October 18, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Related Bridges 


  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Todd Wilson
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Stephen Buonopane


Foxburg Bridge
Posted April 14, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Whar RR track was it?

Foxburg Bridge
Posted February 20, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced to make way for the sidewalk on the new UCEB, I saw it before it was destroyed. Hmm, to make way for the sidewalk, wouldn't it make more sense to use the old bridge, which once carried trains and cars at the same time, as the sidewalk? Oh wait, we have this piece of PennDOT-aided legislation called the Scenic Rivers Act, prohibiting two bridges at one site on "scenic" rivers.

When will this state, or any state for that matter, start making sense, we replace bridges that use two steel trusses or plate girders to support massive loads with bridges that need multiple concrete or steel beams to carry the same load over a shorter distance.

The ugliness factor doesn't help, but hey, that's why they're called UCEBS!

Foxburg Bridge
Posted July 24, 2008, by Mark Ellis (mellis -at- schrupp -dot- com)

The bridge is gone as of today, July 24, 2008.

See pictures below (taken by me).

Foxburg Bridge
Posted February 28, 2007, by Randy Brush

Railroad was top on truss bridge. Track was removed. Highway is lower on truss bridge and open on traffic. Scheduled for replacement in future.