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Smithton Bridge

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Smithton Cantilever Bridge

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BH Photo #143969

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over Youghigheny River on PA 981 in Smithton
Location
Smithton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1900 by the Pittsburgh Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1935 and 1964; replaced 1986
Builders
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Main spans: Three-span cantilevered, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approach: One pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 733.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.15667, -79.74667   (decimal degrees)
40°09'24" N, 79°44'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/606740/4445898 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smithton
Inventory number
BH 43091 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 31, 2009: Added by Ian Anderson

Sources 

  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-97 - Smithton Bridge, Spanning Youghiogheny River on State Road 981, Smithton, Westmoreland County, PA