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​Pumpkin Road Bridge

(Greene County Bridge No. 54)

  • Year Built:  ca. 1895
  • Type:  Pratt Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans:  1
  • Length: 65'
  • Width: 16'
  • Builder: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio
  • Location: Gilmore Township, Greene County
  • Carries: Pumpkin Road (TR-716) over Pennsylvania Fork of Dunkard Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 18506

The Pumpkin Road Bridge is a pin connected Pratt thru truss built circa 1895 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio.  This single span bridge is 65' long and 16' wide with a vertical clearance of 11'2".  It carries Pumpkin Road (TR-716) over the Pennsylvania Fork of Dunkard Creek in Gilmore Township in Greene County and is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The character-defining features of this bridge include the truss form (Pratt thru), method of truss connection (pinned), and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, sway bracing, features of the portal and bridge plaque. Unusual features of this bridge include the pronged floor beam hangers that are attributed to the Wrought Iron Bridge Company and the use of early rolled I beams.  

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.