Otter Creek Bridge
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural setting. At the south end is the Centennial Mill (1876), a rural grist mill that operated to 1940. Approximately 300' further south is a mid 19th century vernacular stone house. The mill, house, and bridge have been determined eligible by PHMC as a potential rural historic district.
The 54'-long, pin-connected Pratt steel pony truss bridge has been determined eligible by PHMC as a contributing resource to the Old Mill Orchard (Centennial Mill) rural historic district (DOE 12/8/93). The bridge, fabricated in 1902 by the York Bridge Co., is traditionally composed with built-up compression members and eye bar tension members. It has metal lattice railings and is supported on stone abutments. An open steel grid deck and W-beam guide railings are later additions. The built-up floorbeams have been underpinned with steel piles (ca. 1980). The bridge is a late example of its type/design that is not individually distinguished, but it is from the period of significance of the determined eligible rural historic district. It is contributing.
- Pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on PA 2041
- York County, Pennsylvania
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1902; rehabilitated ca. 1980
- - York Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania
- Pratt pony truss
Span length: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 54.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
- Also called
- Centennial Mill Bridge
Old Mill Orchard Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.89346, -76.40797 (decimal degrees)
39°53'36" N, 76°24'29" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/379627/4416881 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Safe Harbor
- Inventory numbers
- PA 66 2041 0080 1915 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 6, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Looking at Google & Bing maps, this bridge has been bypassed & removed...sad.
- December 3, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added GPS, builder and description