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Wiconisco Creek Bridge

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FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The single span, 98'-long, reinforced concrete deck arch bridge built in 1941 has arcaded paneled spandrel walls and concrete balustrades that are spalled with loss of most of the coping. The face of the abutments and wingwalls are protected from acidic mine runoff by terra cotta tile, a common detail in the region. According to state records, the bridge was designed by the state highway department and built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) funding, a common means of federal financing during the New Deal. The WPA was a funding mechanism and it did not result in a distinctive bridge or design. The 1941 bridge is a late example of a very common bridge type that was ubiquitous in the state by the 1910s. It is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.


Concrete arch bridge over Wiconisco Creek on US 209
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1941
- PennDOT Bridge Division
Closed-spandrel arch
Span length: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Deck width: 39.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.54639, -76.86333   (decimal degrees)
40°32'47" N, 76°51'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/342217/4490072 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 22 0209 0140 1722 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14306 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 15, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description