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Nescopeck Creek Bridge

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Nescopeck Creek Bridge

Looking North on our way to Bloomsburg

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #139775

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Nescopeck Creek on PA 93
Location
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. Project has begun. Demolition imminent.
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1986
Design
Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 131.9 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.01389, -76.07833   (decimal degrees)
41°00'50" N, 76°04'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/409328/4540858 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sybertsville
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
12,518
Inventory numbers
PA 40 0093 0230 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 23789 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39 (out of 100)
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Built 1936 (1,132)
Built during 1930s (11,527)
Doomed (1,088)
Have street view (26,362)
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (74)
Open (39,429)
Owned by state (15,695)
Parker pony truss (376)
Parker truss (1,655)
Pennsylvania (5,165)
Pony truss (16,031)
Skewed (4,857)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,185)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,849)
Truss (32,299)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 5, 2012: New Street View added by Jodi Christman
  • May 7, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein

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Comments 

Nescopeck Creek Bridge
Posted June 11, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The fears are well-founded. Replacement slab of concrete as shown in project drawings is shown.

Nescopeck Creek Bridge
Posted June 10, 2020, by Rick Heffner (RicHeffner [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is about to be either refurbished or replaced. PennDOT is presently constructing a temporary metal girder bridge parallel to the bridge to carry PA 93 traffic while the refurbishing/replacing of this bridge takes place.

I fear the outcome will be one of the new, bland, flat concrete bridges that are becoming all too familiar in our state.