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‚ÄčIams Hill Road Bridge

(Evans Bridge, Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 40)


  • Year Built:  ca. 1889
  • Type:  Pratt Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans:  1
  • Length: 78'
  • Width: 15'2"
  • Builder: Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, PA
  • Location: Amwell Township, Washington County
  • Carries: Iams Hill Road (TR-732) over Ten Mile Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 35244

Built circa 1889, the Iams Hill Road Bridge is a pin connected Pratt thru truss attributed to the Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, PA. This single span bridge is 78' long and 15'2"wide and is located in Amwell Township in Washington County where it carries Iams Hill Road (TR 732) over Ten Mile Creek and is often referred to as Evans Bridge. This bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. 

The character-defining features of the this bridge include the truss form (Pratt thru), method of truss member end connections (pinned), and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, sway bracing, features of the portal, fishbelly floorbeams and lattice railing. Unusual features include a double pin connection detail at the upper hip panel point which is a feature of the Penn Bridge Company.

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.