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D
ump Hill Road Bridge

  • Year Built: 1905
  • Type: Camelback Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 134'
  • Width: 19'
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Location: Nescopeck Township, Luzerne County
  • Carries: Dump Hill Road (SR 3014) over Nescopeck Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Yes
  • BRKey: 24209

Built in 1905, the Dump Hill Bridge is a late example of a pin-connected rare Camelback thru truss. This single-span bridge is 134' long and 19' wide with a vertical clearance of 13'-10" at the roadway centerline and 12'-3" at the curb line.  It is located in Nescopeck Township, Luzerne County, where it carries Dump Hill Road (SR 3014) over Nescopeck 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 (Camelback), method of truss member end connection (pinned), structural members to include the top and bottom chord, vertical and diagonal members, top lateral and sway bracing, features of the portal and lattice railing.  

To preserve this historic structure, ownership of the bridge will be transferred in its entirety to an interested party for its removal to a new location. The new owner will be responsible for costs associated with rehabilitation and long-term maintenance of the structure; however, the Federal Highway Administration will provide some preservation assistance towards 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 Heather Gerling of PennDOT District 4 at hgerling@pa.gov or at (570) 368-4414.