Conewago Creek Bridge
Birdseye View of Conewago Creek Bridges
Snipped shot on Bing Maps while it was there.
BH Photo #184167
There were two truss bridges on this road that crossed a river by way of an island. Both were demolished and replaced with a slab.
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The single span, 95'-long, pin-connected metal Pratt thru truss bridge built in 1889 is supported on stone abutments. The truss is composed of built-up compression members and eye bar tension members. The hangers in the end panels, originally double-looped, have been replaced by single-looped hangers. Rolled section floorbeams carry steel stringers and an open steel grid deck placed in 1969. Earlier railings have been replaced by W-beam guide railings. The alterations have resulted in some loss of original fabric, but the bridge retains over all integrity of original design. The bridge is a historically and technologically significant example of its type/design by an important late-19th-century fabricator. The Wrought Iron Bridge Co. was among the best known and most successful bridge fabricators to market and popularize the pin-connected truss designs for highway applications.
- Through truss bridge over Conewago Creek on PA 4051
- York County, Pennsylvania
- Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.
- Built 1889 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
- - Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
- Pratt through truss, pinned
Span length: 95.1 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.96480, -76.95507 (decimal degrees)
39°57'53" N, 76°57'18" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/333024/4425680 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- PA 66 4051 0110 1260 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31862 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
- November 5, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman
- October 31, 2010: New photo from Jodi Christman
- May 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge has been demolished and replaced.