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Big Spring Creek Bridge

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Facing north

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in March 2011

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BH Photo #197001

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 2-span, 36'-long stone arch bridge has brick voussoirs, stone spandrel walls, and stone abutments and pier. The voussoirs are crumbling with many bricks already fallen out and lost, the spandrel walls and intrados are pargetted, and the parapets and spandrel walls have large concrete patches and several generations of repointing. The bridge does not retain integrity of original design. The builder plaque has been lost, and available state and county records do not document the date of construction or builder. The bridges dates by style to ca. 1890. Over 350 stone arch bridges have been identified by the survey. Less altered 19th-century examples in the county and region better represent the historical and technological significance of the traditional stone arch bridge type. The bridge is not distinguished by its setting.

Facts 

Overview
Two-span stone arch bridge over Big Spring Creek on PA 3007
Location
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1890
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 36.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16222, -77.40583   (decimal degrees)
40°09'44" N, 77°24'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/295115/4448537 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newville
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
241
Inventory numbers
PA 21 3007 0120 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 13931 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
  • April 10, 2011: New photo from Jodi Christman

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