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Coverts Crossing Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #216887

Description 

This bridge has portal markings that identify it as a Morse Bridge Company span.

Facts 

Overview
Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over Mahoning River on Covert Road
Location
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1887; replaced 2003
Builder
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 300.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99667, -80.41500   (decimal degrees)
40°59'48" N, 80°24'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/549201/4538551 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bessemer
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
500
Inventory numbers
PA 37 7214 0372 7012 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 22564 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 41644 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 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: 98.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • October 10, 2011: Photos imported by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER PA-474 - Coverts Crossing Bridge, Spanning Mahoning River along Township Route 372 (Covert Road), New Castle vicinity, Lawrence County, PA
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson

Comments 

Coverts Crossing Bridge
Posted May 6, 2016, by Joel Wyman (jwyman2242 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sickening beyond belief. This structure should have been preserved by all means possible!

Coverts Crossing Bridge
Posted October 15, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well considering that PennDOT labels EVERY historic bridge deficient... it still doesn't justify demolishing all of them.

Especially unique ones like this.

Coverts Crossing Bridge
Posted October 15, 2011, by Alex (alexgishnock [at] yahoo [dot] com)

...maybe because it was rated "Structurally Deficient" by PADOT?