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U
pham Road Bridge (Susquehanna County Bridge No. 30)

  • Year Built: circa 1886
  • Type: Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 79'
  • Width: 15'8"
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Location: Middletown Township, Susquehanna County
  • Carries: Upham Road over Gaylord Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: Unknown
  • BRKey: 32725

Built circa 1886, the Upham Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt pony truss. This single-span bridge is 79' long and 15'8' wide. It is located in Middletown Township, Susquehanna County, where it carries Upham Road over Gaylord 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 end connection (pinned), and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members. This bridge is likely wrought iron.

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.