Layton Bridge

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Layton Bridge
Layton Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 40°5′21″N 79°43′49″W / 40.08917°N 79.73028°W / 40.08917; -79.73028 (Layton Bridge)
Carries Layton Road (SR 4038), originally Washington Run Railroad
Crosses Youghiogheny River
Locale Perry Township
Heritage status NRHP
Characteristics
Design through truss Pratt truss
Material steel
Width 14.3 feet (4.36 m) (single lane)
Longest span 181 feet (55.2 m)
History
Designer Taylor & Romine
Construction start 1899
Layton Bridge
Layton Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Layton Bridge
Layton Bridge is located in the US
Layton Bridge
Coordinates 40°5′21″N 79°43′49″W / 40.08917°N 79.73028°W / 40.08917; -79.73028Coordinates: 40°5′21″N 79°43′49″W / 40.08917°N 79.73028°W / 40.08917; -79.73028
Built 1899
Architect Taylor & Romine, Roberts,A & P,Co.
Architectural style Pratt truss
NRHP Reference # 88000840
Added to NRHP 1988

The Layton Bridge is a Pratt truss bridge over the Youghiogheny River, originally built for the Washington Run Railroad,construction began 1893 and it was completed in 1899. The last train crossed in 1931. It was converted to automotive use in 1933, and connects Layton, Pennsylvania with Perryopolis, Pennsylvania via a one-lane tunnel, near the suspected location of the eighteenth century Spark's Fort.

The bridge has not been painted in recent years and its members are now corroded.

Arts and Media[edit]

The bridge was filmed as part of "Fire in the Hole", the pilot episode of the television series "Justified", and was seen in the movie The Silence of the Lambs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forbes, Chelsea (10 June 2009). "Layton Bridge to close for filming". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Tribune-Review Publishing Company. Retrieved June 20, 2009. 

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