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Petroleum Bridge (1923)


Public Domain; Published in 1923


BH Photo #500218


Warren pony truss bridge over Conrail & Allegheny River on Sr 0062, Petroleum St
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1923
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 357.0 ft.
Total length: 705.1 ft.
Deck width: 28.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.43167, -79.71333   (decimal degrees)
41°25'54" N, 79°42'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/607502/4587476 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
PA 60 0062 0470 0450 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 93429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2021: New photo from Luke

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Petroleum Bridge (1923)
Posted November 26, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Wow, that is confusing....however, my point was that, to my understanding, the postcard photo on this page and the NBI information do not seem to match up. The postcard is of the Petroleum (old State Street) bridge and shows a Whipple truss, definitely not a 1923 bridge. The NBI info seems to belong with the old two-span truss Petroleum Street Bridge instead.

Petroleum Bridge (1923)
Posted November 24, 2021, by Luke

Per, "He was unable to make arrangements to run the street cars across either the Petroleum Street Bridge or the Petroleum Bridge (now Veterans Bridge) two blocks away at State Street.".

A convoluted and confusing naming scheme if I've ever heard one.

Petroleum Bridge (1923)
Posted November 24, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Is this the correct bridge? The postcard on this page appears to show the old State Street Bridge, which was a six-span Whipple truss according to this rather nifty photograph: https://oilcitypa.net/wp-content/uploads/BridgesViewBowen-1-...