Pennsylvania is a major area of coverage for this website, second only to Michigan, with a focus on the western part of the state. The Commonwealth has (or had) one of the richest varieties and highest quantities of historic metal truss bridges in the country. Unfortunately, little to no effort is being made to preserve these bridges, even the particularly rare bridges and those for which preservation alternatives are plentiful and feasible, and as such the population of historic bridges is dropping at an alarming rate. No other state in the Union has a poorer track record for preserving historic bridges than Pennsylvania. It is hoped that these pages and discussions will raise awareness of the importance of these bridge and finding alternatives to demolition. HistoricBridges.org always welcomes any opportunity to work with PennDOT and other agencies to discover preservation solutions and bring change to historic bridge preservation policy.
Select a location to view the available bridges for that location. Select from the interactive map available below, or select from the text list next to the map. On the map, names in blue denote locations that have bridges available to view.