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Burnt Mill Road Bridge (Franklin County Bridge No. 66)

  • Year Built:  1885
  • Type: Pratt Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 105'
  • Width: 14'6"
  • Builder: Pittsburgh Bridge Company
  • Location: Lurgan Township, Franklin County
  • Carries: Burnt Mill Road (TR 642) over Conodoguinet Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: No
  • BRKey: 17679

The Burnt Mill Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt thru truss constructed in 1885 by the Pittsburgh Bridge Company, an important Pennsylvania bridge builder. This single-span bridge is 105' long and 14'6" wide with a vertical clearance of 13'5". It is located in Lurgan Township, Franklin County, where it carries Burnt Mill Road (TR 642) over Conodoguinet 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 iron), truss form (Pratt thru), method of truss member end connection (pinned), structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, sway bracing, features of the portal and builder plaques.

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 removal, rehabilitation and long-term maintenance of the structure. If you or your organization is interested in assuming ownership of this historic bridge, please contact Tyra Guyton of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office at tyguyton@pa.gov or at (717) 346-0617 or Jeremy Ammerman of PennDOT District 8 at jerammerma@pa.gov or at (717) 705 - 2667.