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​Hubbards Flats Bridge

(Luzerne County Bridge No. 46016)

  • Year Built:  1891
  • Type:  Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans:  1
  • Length: 75'
  • Width: 16'
  • Builder: Phoenix Bridge Company, Phoenixville, PA, Dean & Westbrook, New York
  • Location: Huntington Township, Luzerne County
  • Carries: Hubbards Flats Road (T-455) over Huntington Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 24409

The Hubbards Flats Bridge is a pin connected Pratt pony truss built in 1891 by Dean and Westbrook, agents for the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, PA. This single-span bridge is 75' long and 16' wide and is located in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, where it carries Hubbards Flats Road (T-455) over Huntington Creek. 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 and cast iron), truss form (Pratt pony), method of truss 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 floorbeams placed above the lower chord.

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.