Great Crossings Bridge (Old US 40/National Road)
Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 1999
BH Photo #405581
This bridge's status says "Open to Pedestrians" due to the fact that it has never been closed to anyone, and since it is in perfect shape, curious pedestrians walk across it when the lake level is down.
- Stone arch bridge over Youghiogheny River Lake (or, to state it more accurately, the Youghiogheny River Lake crosses the Great Crossings Bridge) on an old alignment of US 40/National Road
- Somerfield (City submerged beneath Youghiogheny River Lake since 1943), Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and Fayette County, Pennsylvania
- Open to pedestrians
- Future prospects
- The bridge is "Preserved in place" by default.
- Built 1818 as part of the National Road. Bridge submerged along with Somerfield when Youghiogheny River was dammed downstream to create Youghiogheny River Lake.
- Stone arch
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.75465, -79.39553 (decimal degrees)
39°45'17" N, 79°23'44" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/637449/4401757 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 50552 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 15, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
- October 6, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- October 28, 2016: New video from Kelly McClanahan
- February 12, 2016: Updated by Don Morrison: Moved pin to approximate location
- December 15, 2011: Updated by James McCray: Added categories "US 40", "National Road"
- August 21, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
- August 20, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey