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Center Street Bridge


Center Street Bridge

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #260088

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The tied plate-girder through arch was designed by Crawford County Engineer Karl A. Miller and constructed by the Tonawanda Engineering Corporation in 1939.

In April 1975, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation determined that the middle sections of the Center Street Bridge had deteriorated to the point that they could not handle normal traffic loads. It was barricaded until new metal decking could be obtained in January 1976. Work began on March 15 and was completed on March 26.

The Center Street Bridge was rehabilitated again in 1985.

A $2.15 million rehabilitation project on the Center Street Bridge began on March 14, 2016 and was completed on October 27. Work involved steel and concrete repairs, new asphalt roadway approaches, new concrete bridge approaches, refurbished hand railings and new paint on the steel. The improvements are expected to add 50 years to the service life of the crossing.


Steel through arch bridge over Oil Creek on Center Street in Oil City
Venango County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
- Tonawanda Engineering Corp.
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 172.9 ft.
Total length: 178.2 ft.
Deck width: 34.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43361, -79.70972   (decimal degrees)
41°26'01" N, 79°42'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/607801/4587697 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oil City
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 60 6008 0070 0080 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 33654 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 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: 81.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2021: New photo from Stephen Buonopane
  • December 2, 2017: Updated by Brian Manville: Added photos
  • February 28, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Text updates.
  • July 19, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King



Center Street Bridge
Posted December 2, 2017, by Brian Manville

New photos added!

Oil Creek Bridge
Posted July 19, 2013, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think the photos previously uploaded are of a different bridge somewhere.

Oil Creek Bridge
Posted June 18, 2009, by Rick McOmber (r [dot] mcomber [at] comcast [dot] net)

I remember driving on this road, quite an adventure but well worth it. Enjoy seeing all your pictures!