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Bardo Road Bridge

(Columbia County Bridge No. 89)

  • Year Built: 1896
  • Type: Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 54'
  • Width: 11'6"
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Location: Greenwood Township, Columbia County
  • Carried: Bardo Road (TR 536) over Little Fishing Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: No
  • BRKey: 12797

Built in 1896, the Bardo Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt half-hip pony truss. This single-span bridge is 54' long and 11'6" wide and is located in Greenwood Township, Columbia County, where it carries Bardo Road (TR 536) over Little Fishing Creek.

The character-defining features of this bridge include the truss form (Pratt half-hip pony), method of truss member end connection (pinned), and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members and end posts composed of back-to-back angles.

To preserve this historic structure, ownership of the bridge in its entirety will be transferred to an interested party for removal to a new location. The new owner will be responsible for costs associated with lifting, dismantling, transporting, rehabilitating, re-erecting, as well as long-term maintenance of the structure. If you or your organization is interested in assuming ownership of this historic bridge, please contact Tyra Guyton at or at 717-346-0617 or Heather Gerling of PennDOT District 3 at or at 570-368-4414.