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​Bridgeport Road Bridge

(Clearfield County Bridge File No. CC-69)

  • Year Built: circa 1885
  • Type: Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 71'
  • Width: 15'
  • Builder: Columbia Bridge Works Company of Dayton, Ohio
  • Location: Pike Township, Clearfield County
  • Carries: Bridgeport Road (TR 206) over Anderson Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: No
  • BRKey: 11945


The Bridgeport Road Bridge is a Pratt pony truss built circa 1885 by the Columbia Bridge Works Company of Dayton, Ohio. This single-span bridge is 71' long and 15' wide and is located in Pike Township, Clearfield County, where it carries Bridgeport Road (TR 206) over Anderson Creek. This bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The character-defining features of this bridge include the truss material (wrought and cast iron), truss form (Pratt pony), method of truss member end connection (pin connection), and structural members to include top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, and outrigger bracing. Unusual features of this bridge include cast iron connecting pieces, flat bar lower chords with bolted lap points, and verticals composed of S-sections.

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 tyguyton@pa.govor at (717) 346-0617 or Don Burden of PennDOT District 2 at doburden@pa.gov or at (814) 678-7194.