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C
emetery Road Bridge

  • Year Built: c. 1889
  • Type: Pratt Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 103'
  • Width: 13'
  • Builder: Pittsburgh Bridge Company
  • Location: Spring Creek Township, Warren County
  • Carries: Cemetery Road (SR 3012) over Brokenstraw Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 34174

The Cemetery Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt thru truss built circa 1889 by the Pittsburgh Bridge Company. This single-span bridge is 103' long and 13' wide with a vertical clearance of 8'7".  Itis located in Spring Creek Township, Warren County, where it carried Cemetery Road (SR 3012) over Brokenstraw Creek until it was closed to vehicular traffic in 2012.  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 thru), method of truss member end connection (pinned) and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, sway bracing, features of the portal and Z-shaped hangers.

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 Don Burden of PennDOT District 1 at doburden@pa.gov or at (814) 678-7194.