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Benezette Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel Alward

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BH Photo #501968

Description 

This was one of the rarest truss types in the state (pin-connected Highway Baltimore truss) and it served 10 cars a day on a dead end road. As a result, the bridge was replaced with a two-lane slab of concrete.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek on TR 423 in Benezette
Location
Benezette, Elk County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894
Builder
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Pin-connected Baltimore through truss main span with ornate portal cresting. Two pony truss approach spans at one end.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.9 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Also called
Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31407, -78.38286   (decimal degrees)
41°18'51" N, 78°22'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/719067/4576926 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Weedville
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
515
Inventory numbers
PA 24 7201 0423 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 44150 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to lost
  • July 28, 2021: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • June 3, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville
  • January 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated name, status and type of bridge.

Sources 

Comments 

Bennet Branch Sinnemahoning River Bridge
Posted November 30, 2006, by Jerry Bruck (jbruck [at] state [dot] pa [dot] us)

This two span through truss is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in mid 2007. The replacement structure is a 3 span prestressed I-beam bridge.