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Loyalsock Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr


BH Photo #178231

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From PA Historical Bridge Data: The 2 span, 317'-long riveted Pratt thru truss bridge is supported on a concrete pier and abutments with flared wingwalls. The skewed bridge uses built-up members for the top and bottom chords. Rolled beam sections are used for the diagonal and vertical truss members. Rolled steel floorbeams and stringers support the new concrete deck, which has concrete barrieres inside the trusses. A few of the laced wind bracing struts were replaced with rolled sections. A stringer was added at the bridge centerline. The altered bridge, built in 1937, is a late example of its type, and it is not technologically distinguished. Older, more complete examples of the type exist. The setting does not appear to be historically significant.


Through truss bridge over Loyalsock Creek on PA 87 in Forksville
Forksville, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1987
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 154.9 ft.
Total length: 316.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.49111, -76.60361   (decimal degrees)
41°29'28" N, 76°36'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/366137/4594518 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eagles Mere
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 56 0087 0260 0915 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 31956 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31668 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 5, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added # of spans and PENNDOT bridge data
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr