West Hickory Bridge

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West Hickory Bridge
Carries Two lanes of PA 127
Crosses Allegheny River
Locale Harmony Township and Hickory Township
Design Girder bridge
Total length 695 ft
Width 32 ft
Opened 2007
West Hickory Bridge
West Hickory Bridge.jpg
Old West Hickory Bridge, 1982
West Hickory Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
West Hickory Bridge
Location Pennsylvania Route 127 over the Allegheny River at West Hickory, in Hickory Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°34′11″N 79°24′21″W / 41.56972°N 79.40583°W / 41.56972; -79.40583Coordinates: 41°34′11″N 79°24′21″W / 41.56972°N 79.40583°W / 41.56972; -79.40583
Area less than one acre
Built 1896
Built by Groton Bridge Co.
Architectural style Pratt truss, Other
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP Reference # 88000835[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

The West Hickory Bridge is a girder bridge that carries Pennsylvania Route 127 across the Allegheny River in rural Forest County, Pennsylvania. Spanning the river between Harmony Township and Hickory Township, it is named for the village of West Hickory.

This 2007 bridge replaced an 1896 one-lane truss bridge, which was designed for non-motorized traffic. It was a multiple span, Pratt truss bridge built by the Groton Bridge Company and measured 695 feet, 6 inches, in length.[2] The old bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] Despite the low use of the bridge (only about 900 drivers per day), it was considered to be in need of replacement.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes unnamed (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: West Hickory Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

Bridge Mapper article on old structure