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Pierceville Bridge


Bridge in Nicholson Township

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It is a well-preserved example of a truss fabricated by the Corrugated Metal Company. Of special interest is how the company fabricated the pin connections at the end-posts and on the top chord...

-- Historic American Engineering Record



Lenticular through truss bridge over Tunkhannock Creek on PA 1029
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Reconstructed and located in Lazy Brook Park, between Dixon and Tunkahannock, PA.
Future prospects
Construction project underway. Scope includes construction of new bridge and restoration and relocation of historic bridge to Lazy Brook Park in nearby Tunkhannock Township.
Built 1881 by Corrugated Metal Co.
- Corrugated Metal Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut [also known as Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]
Lenticular through truss
Length of largest span: 112.9 ft.
Total length: 115.2 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.7 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
SR-1029 Bridge
Tunkhannock Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.60444, -75.82278   (decimal degrees)
41°36'16" N, 75°49'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/431438/4606186 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
PA 65 1029 0030 2079 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000810 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 37219 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 8, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 28, 2015: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 11, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated and corrected bridge status.
  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added name
  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info, builder & imported photo


  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Todd Wilson
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HAER PA-468 - Nicholson Township Lenticular Bridge, Spanning Tunkhannock Creek at State Route 1029, Nicholson, Wyoming County, PA
  • Nathan Holth
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Pierceville Bridge
Posted June 11, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A project that will culminate in the first in-kind restoration of a metal truss bridge in Pennsylvania... and presumably the first Pennsylvania contract to specify riveting in decades... is now underway.

The following link is a news story about the ongoing replacement and restoration/relocation project. http://wnep.com/2015/06/11/historic-bridge-moving-in-wyoming... and additionally I am attaching a press release about this project from HistoricBridges.org

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