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W
alker Hill Road Bridge (Buffalo Creek Bridge No. 29, Hodgens Bridge)

  • Year Built: 1889
  • Type: Pratt Thru Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 103'
  • Width: 13'11"
  • Builder: Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, PA
  • Location: Blaine Township, Washington County
  • Carries: Walker Hill Road (TR 476) over Buffalo Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: No
  • BRKey: 35246

The Walker Hill Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt thru truss built in 1889 by the Penn Bridge Company. This single-span bridge is 103' long and 13'11" wide with a vertical clearance of 14'6".  It is located in Blaine Township, Washington County, where it carries Walker Hill Road (TR 476) over Buffalo 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 thru), method of truss member end connection (pinned), and 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 David Anthony at davanthony@pa.gov or at (412) 429-4861.