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Detters Mill Road Bridge


FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The skewed, single span, 34'-long, reinforced concrete thru girder bridge with integral slab deck built in 1927 is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. The paneled girders also serve as the parapets. Like other reinforced concrete bridge types, such as T beams and slabs, thru girder bridges appeared during the first decade of the 20th century. They were one of the least successful of the standardized types mainly because they proved less economical than T beam bridges for the same span lengths and were limited to relatively narrow roadway widths. In Pennsylvania, the type was never widely popular, and it was used mainly in a small number of counties. This is a late example of its type in the county and region where early extant examples date to before 1911. It has no unusual or distinctive details. It is not historically or technologically significant for its setting or context.


Bridge over Tributary Conewago Creek on Detters Mill Road
York County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1927
- McKinnon, R.B.
- W. H. Drawbaugh
Reinforced concrete girder, skewed
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 34.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02472, -76.92778   (decimal degrees)
40°01'29" N, 76°55'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/335499/4432281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
Inventory numbers
PA 66 7229 0822 4405 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 38230 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 50707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 26, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman