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Cogan Station Bridge



Photo taken May 2006 by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108667

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Lycoming Creek on PA 973
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for rehabilitation in 2012. Rehab will include the removal of all gusset plate connection rivets and replacement with bolts.
Built 1941
Riveted, 8-panel Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 206.0 ft.
Total length: 211.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32000, -77.09250   (decimal degrees)
41°19'12" N, 77°05'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/324866/4576393 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cogan Station
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 41 0973 0350 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 24794 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31249 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 16, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is to be rehabilitated.
  • January 11, 2007: Posted photo from Jack Schmidt



Cogan Station Bridge
Posted February 21, 2012, by Karen

The project calls for the replacement of only loose rivets and those with 25% or more head loss, not ALL the rivots.

Cogan Station Bridge
Posted February 16, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

There is a big catch: They are removing every single rivet on every single gusset plate on the entire bridge and replacing those with bolts. Replacing selected failed rivets with bolts is a minor alteration, but replacing all the rivets so that nobody will be able to tell this bridge originally had riveted connections is a significant alteration.

Cogan Station Bridge
Posted February 16, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another PennDOT rehab?... What's the catch???