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Day Road Bridge

(Lower Enlow Bridge, Dreamer Bridge, Majorsville Road Bridge or Wheeling Creek Bridge)

  • Year Built: c. 1901
  • Type: Pratt Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 104'
  • Width:  17' 
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Location: Richhill Township, Greene County and West Finley Township, Washington County
  • Carried: SR 3001
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 18346

The Day Road Bridge is a Pratt thru truss bridge built circa 1901. This single-span is 104' long and 17' wide with a vertical clearance of 13'2". It connects Richhill Township in Greene County and West Finley Township in Washington County, carrying SR 3001 over Wheeling 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 (Pratt thru) and method of truss member end connections (pinned), structural member to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, sway bracing, features of the portal, and lattice railing.  Unusual features of this bridge include the lower cord location below the floorbeams and the lower chord connection to pins by riveted pin plates instead of U-bolt hangers marking the transition from all pinned to riveted connections. 

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 at tyguyton@pa.gov or at (717) 346-0617 or David Anthony at davanthony@pa.gov or at (412) 429-4861.