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Greenlane Drive Bridge


Facing east (heading towards Susquehanna)

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in September 2009


BH Photo #169301

Street View 


FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1-span, 133'-long, pin connected, Pratt thru truss bridge has Phoenix column members. It was built in 1889. The bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register by a PHMC finding dated 5/9/1984.


Through truss bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Greenlane Drive in Lower Allen
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and York County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1889
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Pratt through truss
Span length: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1986
Also called
Etters Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22468, -76.89813   (decimal degrees)
40°13'29" N, 76°53'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/338483/4454273 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 21 7102 0648 3802 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14041 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 86000308 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30814 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 17, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "8-panel truss", "Steel grate deck"
  • August 17, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photo
  • September 14, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added add'l builder and description
  • December 4, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • September 12, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added name I found bridge referred to in National Register
  • July 7, 2010: New photos from Jodi Christman


  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com


Greenlane Drive Bridge
Posted February 7, 2017, by JS (Scottgehman [at] conradsiegel [dot] com)

Good News - I've been watching the old bridges in Cumberland County, and I believe that of the several remaining historic truss bridges over the Yellow Breeches Creek, this one is on the list to rehabilitate.

Unfortunately Craighead bridge is a goner and the other two nearby are of uncertain fate, but at least this one should stay. It's a nice one, too.

Greenlane Drive Bridge
Posted December 5, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

They are Phoenix Columns. I can tell by the photos, plus, Dean & Westbrook were a major contractor for construction of this type.

Greenlane Drive Bridge
Posted December 5, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Someone might want to confirm that these are Phoenix columns.