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Cussewago Street Bridge

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1893. PA 1002 over French Creek

The Pratt truss was once the most common metal truss bridge type, but it is rapidly disappearing from the rural areas of Pennsylvania. This one is a two-span, pin-connected Pratt bridge with handsome intact decorative railings. The Wrought Iron Bridge Company, founded by David Hammond in Canton, Ohio, in 1864, constructed this bridge. The company was absorbed by the American Bridge Company of Pittsburgh in 1900. The bridge has been closed pending a decision on its stability and future.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


What's Nearby


Lu Donnelly et al., "Cussewago Street Bridge", [Venango, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 516-516.

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