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Athens Bridge

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on PA1056
Location
Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1916 reusing one span from 1914; rehabilitated 1953; replaced 2005
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (1916 Pennsylvania Petit Truss)
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (Reused 1914 Camelback Truss)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 295.9 ft.
Total length: 567.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
PA1056 Susquehanna River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.95744, -76.51439   (decimal degrees)
41°57'27" N, 76°30'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/374496/4646160 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sayre
Inventory numbers
PA 08 1056 0020 0105 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000821 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 44055 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builders from NRHP form; Modified build date.
  • June 20, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 8, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added photograph

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Athens Bridge
Posted August 7, 2007, by Nathan Holth

This bridge was demolished in 2005. It was a very unusual and rare design, with a span that was like a Pennsylvania truss, but one third of the span extended beyond a pier and acted as a cantilever, which held up a smaller truss span. The bridge was likely unique.