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College Avenue Bridge

Photo 

College Avenue Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #509476

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Codorus Creek on W College Avenue
Location
York, York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
10-panel, pinned Whipple half-through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95627, -76.73195   (decimal degrees)
39°57'23" N, 76°43'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/352062/4424340 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Half-through truss (15)
Lost (31,060)
Lost 1961 (122)
Lost during 1960s (1,106)
Owned by city (6,230)
Pennsylvania (6,398)
Pony truss (17,460)
Pratt pony truss (4,103)
Pratt truss (10,759)
Replaced by new bridge (21,143)
Truss (37,689)
York County, Pennsylvania (167)
York, Pennsylvania (24)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • October 8, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

College Avenue Bridge
Posted October 8, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...And you can see the College Ave. bridge in the background of that postcard photo!

College Avenue Bridge
Posted October 8, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yup... There was indeed Mike!

https://bridgehunter.com/pa/york/bh74280/

Wouldn't be surprised if it was a WIBCo bowstring as it seems they pretty much "owned" York County.

College Avenue Bridge
Posted October 8, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like a bowstring in the background on the right

College Avenue Bridge
Posted October 8, 2021, by Paul Plassman

A half-through Whipple.....on a grade....plus an inclined pony! Definitely a unique find.

College Avenue Bridge
Posted October 8, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

First Whipple half-thru that I've seen.