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Mount Top Road - Bermudian Creek Bridge

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Mount Top Road - Bermudian Creek Bridge

The Gazette and Daily: September 24 1963

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BH Photo #451063

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Bermudian Creek on Mount Top Road
Location
York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built circa 1900; collapsed in 1963 & 1964; repaired both times; replaced in 1967
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (probable builder)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.5 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04419, -77.01065   (decimal degrees)
40°02'39" N, 77°00'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/328475/4434598 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85740 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added probable builder with approximate build date range based builder and type, moved location to old road alignment
  • June 29, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Mount Top Road - Bermudian Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Melissa,

I moved the pin to a possible location on the old road alignment. A bit more research is necessary.

I think the locals approximate recollections are inaccurate. Although it is possible that it was moved around 1900, I would read their recollections as the bridge was there in 1900. Given the design and it's wrought iron construction, its most likely from the 1880s but could be from the 1870s (Wrought Iron Bridge Co.'s patent on the design is from 1874).

Also given that it looks like a Wrought Iron Bridge Co. design and that Wrought Iron Bridge Co. built a lot of bridges in the area, it is probably made by Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (not proof though)

Regards,

Art S.

Mount Top Road - Bermudian Creek Bridge
Posted June 29, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I'm not 100% on the location...