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Snee Road Bridge (Estep Bridge, Peter's Creek Bridge No. 1)

  • Year Built: circa 1895
  • Type: Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 68'
  • Width: 14'
  • Builder: Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, PA
  • Location: Union Township, Washington County 
  • Carried: Snee Road (TR 844) over Peters Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: No
  • BRKey: 35346

The Snee Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt pony truss constructed circa 1895 by the Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, an important Pennsylvania bridge builder. This single-span bridge is 68' long and 14' wide and is located in Union Township, Washington County, where it carries Snee Road (TR 844) over Peters 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 (Pratt pony), method of truss member connection (pinned), and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, and fishbelly floorbeams.

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 lifting, dismantling, transporting, rehabilitating, re-erecting, as well as long-term maintenance of the structure. If you or 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 David Anthony at davanthony@pa.gov or at (412) 429-4861.