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Everetts Corners Road Bridge (Luzerne County Bridge No. 46018)

  • Year Built: circa 1890
  • Type: Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 70'
  • Width: 16'
  • Builder: Phoenix Iron Company, Dean & Westbrook
  • Location: Huntington Township, Luzerne County
  • Carries: Everetts Corners Road (TR 472) over Huntington Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 24410

The Everetts Corners Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt pony truss built circa 1890 by Dean & Westbrook agents for the Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, PA. This single-span bridge is 70' long and 16' wide. It is located in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, where it carried Everetts Corners Road (TR 472) over Huntington Creek until it was closed to vehicular traffic. This bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The character-defining features of this bridge include the truss material (wrought iron), truss form (Pratt pony), method of truss member end connection (pinned), and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members.  Unusual features of this bridge include Phoenix column truss members, and deep, built up floorbeams framed into the bottom portion of the verticals above the eyebar lower chords.

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 Heather Gerling of PennDOT District 4 at hgerling@pa.gov or at (570) 368-4414.