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Big Beaver Bridge

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Big Beaver Bridge

looking north c1906

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #509444

Description 

The plaque design appears to indicate Penn Bridge Co. as a fabricator.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Beaver River on Bridge Street
Location
Rochester, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1884 to replace a covered bridge destroyed by flood; Replaced 1933
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.70098, -80.29175   (decimal degrees)
40°42'04" N, 80°17'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/559833/4505805 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94647 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added postcard, categories, & build date per Lost Bridges data on destruction of previous bridge
  • October 8, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman