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Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken May 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108540

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Skewed Pratt through truss bridge over Beech Creek on Rt.150 in Beech Creek
Location
Clinton County, Pennsylvania, and Centre County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1935-7; rehabilitated 1985
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 144.0 ft.
Total length: 149.0 ft.
Deck width: 33.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.07480, -77.59207   (decimal degrees)
41°04'29" N, 77°35'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/282239/4550298 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beech Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
3,964
Inventory numbers
PA 18 0150 0010 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 12159 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30734 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2018: New photos from Brian Manville
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • November 2, 2006: Posted photo from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Todd Wilson
  • Brian Manville

Comments 

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted April 23, 2021, by David Orr (deorr4 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hereís some articles.

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted April 23, 2021, by David Orr (deorr4 [at] gmail [dot] com)

After doing more research (old newspaper articles) this bridge was not only erected in the winter months but there was a flood in 1936. The amazing and actually time frame of construction was, from Oct. 1935 to May 1936 a period of 7 months. Considering that in those days they didnít have the heavy construction equipment as we know today, thatís impressive.

I have found the newspaper articles that give the progress and updates, if anyone here is interested, let me know.

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted November 17, 2020, by Dave Orr (deorr4 [at] gmail [dot] com)

After looking at the articles of the work being done to the bridge I noticed that the dates are 1936 and 37. The bridge work may of started in 1935 but the bridge was not completed until at least 1937.

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted November 17, 2020, by Dave Orr (deorr4 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was the mayor who brought up the idea to name the bridge Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge through Representative Mike Hanna, only to catch flack from people in Blanchard. lol Since that time Iíve found newspaper articles that mentioned my grandfather as being instrumental in its construction. Had I known, I may have named it after him!

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted October 11, 2018, by Daniel Barnes

http://www.ompsfuneralhome.com/obituary/richard-lee-stevens/

A relative worked for him many years ago & mentioned him in a story I remembered. I saw the comment when Brian posted his photos & I asked my relative if this was the same guy & they said yes. We looked up the obit on google.

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted August 22, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

How might one see that obit?

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted August 22, 2018, by Anonymous

There's an online obituary for the guy who had previously commented about growing up close to the bridge.

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted August 22, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Daniel, do you have news?

Beech Creek Veterans Memorial Bridge
Posted August 21, 2018, by Daniel Barnes

RIP Dick Stevens

Beech Creek Bridge
Posted December 7, 2006, by Richard (Dick) Stevens (dsteveens [at] visuallink [dot] com)

I'm surprised to see this bridge, I was born 500" feet from there in 1923, attended Beech Creek school in the 3rd

grade and moved to Washington DC (1932) I was about 9 yrs old I think. I'm now 83 living in Stephens City, Va. I worked in Washington DC for the Bell Telephone Co and retired in 1982 after 41+ years. My uncle chopped ice up stream from that bridge. I crossed the bridge the past summer and it looked like a lot of paint was off.

Dick Stevens, 108 White Pine Circle, Stephens City, VA 22655---1-540-869-5446 George Peters was my uncle

any comments? dstevens@visuallink.com