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South Perry Street Bridge (Crawford County Bridge No. 35)

  • Year Built: c. 1881
  • Type: Pratt Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 123'
  • Width: 18'5"
  • Builder: Morse Bridge Company of Youngtown, Ohio
  • Location: Titusville, Crawford County
  • Carries: South Perry Street over Oil Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 13546

The South Perry Street Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt thru truss built by the Morse Bridge Company of Youngtown, Ohio circa 1881. This single-span bridge is 123' long and 18'5" wide with a vertical clearance of 14'4".  It is located in Titusville, Crawford County, where it carried South Perry Street over Oil Creek until it was closed to vehicular traffic in 2017. 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 thru), method of truss member end connection (pinned), structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, sway bracing and features of the portal.

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 Don Burden of PennDOT District 1 at doburden@pa.gov or at (814) 678-7194.