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Cambridge Springs Bridge (Main Street Bridge)

  • Year Built: circa 1901
  • Type: Pennsylvania Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 200'
  • Width: 23'
  • Builder: Massillon Bridge Company from Massillon, Ohio
  • Location: Cambridge Spring Borough, Crawford County
  • Carries: US 6 over French Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Yes
  • BRKey: 12905

Built in 1901 by the Massillon Bridge Company of Massillon, Ohio, the Cambridge Springs Bridge is a rare Pennsylvania thru truss, sometimes referred to as a Petit truss. This single-span bridge is 200' long and 23' wide and is located in Cambridge Springs Borough, Clearfield County, where it carries US 6 over French Creek. This bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The character-defining features of this bridge include the truss form (Pennsylvania thru), method of member end connection (pinned), structural members to include the top and bottom chord, vertical and diagonal members, sway and lateral bracing, and features of the portal.

To preserve this historic structure, ownership of the bridge in its entirety will be transferred to an interested party for its removal to a new location. The new owner will be responsible for costs associated with rehabilitation, reassembly and long-term maintenance of the structure, but preservation assistance may be available from the Federal Highway Administration to assist with costs associated with lifting and disassembling the bridge for transport to a new location. If your organization is interested in assuming ownership of this historic bridge, please contact Tyra Guyton at tyguyton@pa.gov or at (717) 346-0617 or Don Burden of PennDOT District 2 at doburden@pa.gov or at (814) 678-7194.