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Fallston Bridge


Oblique View, Looking Due North From Fallston Into New Brighton

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #142011

Street Views 


Two-span Whipple through truss bridge over Beaver River on Front Street in Fallston
New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1884 by the Penn Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2005
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Whipple through truss
Total length: 405.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72753, -80.31007   (decimal degrees)
40°43'39" N, 80°18'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/558262/4508739 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 04 7412 0000 4026 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 03900 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30353 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 29, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 15, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 10, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed location
  • July 23, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 1, 2009: Posted HAER photos



Fallston Bridge
Posted February 19, 2019, by Luke

It's more of a PG13 website.

Fallston Bridge
Posted February 19, 2019, by Just Sayin (justsayin [at] info [dot] com)

Please watch the language, this is G rated family website.

Fallston Bridge
Posted February 18, 2019, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

First time that we ran into a developer on a bridge save. St. Barnabus active senior living foundation thought they might like to build condos on Fallston and would we mind giving them time to bring in their architects and engineers.

They surprised me. I surprised them. They didnt know that I am a bridge bitch. I offered other, far more suitable highway bridges, but no, they only wanted this one. Location.

This week we ask for a lease so that this bridge is prtotected.

Fallston Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you are in Western Pennsylvania and you want to participate in saving a bridge, this is a good one.

Fallston Bridge
Posted November 13, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Fallston Bridge
Posted March 27, 2015, by Anonymous

A resident had started a petition to reopen this bridge.


Fallston Bridge
Posted March 6, 2015, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

That sidewalk has been a mess for years. It was heaved up back in 2006 when HistoricBridges.org first field visited the bridge: http://www.historicbridges.org/pennsylvania/fallston/pict953...

It was funny, a cop drove by, couldn't figure out why a couple people would want to photograph the bridge. He didn't care, he was just simply dumbfounded. Couldn't imagine that anyone would think this bridge was special. http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Fallston Bridge
Posted March 6, 2015, by Matt Lohry

So a sidewalk was damaged, and the resolution is to permanently close the entire bridge? Pennsylvania...

Fallston Bridge
Posted March 5, 2015, by Anonymous

Closed Feb. 17 after a water line beneath the bridge broke and buckled the sidewalk.