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Calvert Hill Road Bridge

(Greene County Bridge No. 8)

  • Year Built: 1915
  • Type: Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 49'
  • Width: 15'8"
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Location: Perry Township, Greene County
  • Carries: Calvert Hill Road (TR 357) over Shannon Run
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 18532

Built in 1915, Calvert Hill Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt pony truss. This single-span bridge is 49' long and 15'8" wide and is located in Perry Township, Greene County, where it carries Calvert Hill Road (TR 357) over Shannon Run. This bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The character-defining features of this bridge include the truss form (Pratt pony), method of member end connections (pinned), and structural members to include the top and bottom chords with floorbeams placed above the lower chords, vertical and diagonal members, and lattice railing.

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 or at 717-346-0617 or David Anthony of PennDOT District 11 at or at 412-429-4861.