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Nescopeck Creek Bridge


Nescopeck Creek Bridge

Looking North on our way to Bloomsburg

Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #139775

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Nescopeck Creek on PA 93
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1986
Parker pony truss
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
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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Update Log 

  • February 16, 2022: Updated by Josh Schmid: Bridge demolished
  • 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



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.