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S Br Codorus Creek Bridge

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FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1 lane bridge carries a 2 lane highway over a stream in a setting of predominately scattered mid to late 20th century houses including mobile homes at the southwest quadrant. The bridge is at the downstream opening of a stone arch bridge that carries a track of Conrail over the stream and the road. The road is carried through the arch on a section of fill that is retained by a concrete wall that is contiguous with the highway bridge. The stone arch was built in 1871 by the Northern Central Railway when the line was double tracked. It has been NR-listed as a historically significant example of its type/design by the Railroad Resources of York County Multiple Property Documentation (NR-listed 5/4/95).

'The skewed, single span, 35'-long, reinforced concrete thru girder bridge built in 1910 has an integral slab deck. The girders, which also serve as parapets, are paneled. The bridge is supported on concrete abutments. The bridge has been strengthened by H-piles with steel cap beams placed adjacent to the west abutment (ca. 1970). The underpinning has not significantly affected the bridge's appearance or integrity of original design. Like other reinforced concrete bridge types, such as T beams and slabs, thru girder bridges appeared during the first decade of the 20th century. In Pennsylvania, the type was never widely popular, and it was used mainly in a small number of counties. This example is one of the oldest and most complete examples in southeastern Pennsylvania (PADOT Districts 6 & 8) , and one of the two oldest identified examples from 1909-1910 in York County. It is historically and technologically significant as an early and complete application of the technology. In addition to its individual significance, the bridge is structurally associated with the historically significant NR-listed 1871 stone arch bridge that carries the railroad over the road and the stream. The 1910 thru girder bridge was built to replace a previous structure that carried the road over the stream and through the arch.


Bridge over S Br Codorus Creek on Pa 616; Sr 0616
York County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1910
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 35.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77722, -76.72417   (decimal degrees)
39°46'38" N, 76°43'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/352344/4404453 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glen Rock
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
PA 66 0616 0040 2558 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 37606 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 50847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
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: 48.9 (out of 100)
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Built 1910 (1,260)
Built during 1910s (10,288)
Have street view (30,588)
NR-eligible (4,127)
Open (41,561)
Owned by state (16,803)
Pennsylvania (7,017)
Skewed (5,118)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,527)
Structurally deficient (12,452)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,729)
York County, Pennsylvania (233)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description