PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

Advertisement

Safway Services


Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Bridge for Sale, Slightly Used

Friday, May 25, 2018

More items for Program/Project Management
More items from North America

Comment | More

An old Pratt through-truss span from the 1880s could be a really profitable investment! And if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you outside of Pittsburgh. No, really.

It’s actually Washington County, Pennsylvania, that’s got the bridge, but the 1889 span is definitely for sale, via the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Cultural Resources Management Program. The county says the decorative elements on the bridge, built of iron with the Pratt design popular in the late 19th century, made it a historic structure, but the cost of rehabilitating it at this point would be too great.

Walker Hill Road Bridge
PennDOT

The Walker Hill Road Bridge, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, is for sale but will require $700,000 in work.

According to the Greensburg, Pennsylvania-based Tribune-Review, the county and PennDOT reached an agreement in which one of two historic bridges under its purview would be saved in a county park, and the other, the Walker Hill Road Bridge over Buffalo Creek, would be sold.

A deteriorating bridge isn’t likely to fetch a lot on the market—the Trib notes that they often sell for $1—but prospective buyers should be aware that the quaint old span will require about $700,000 in work in order to stay operational.

According to PennDOT, the bridge was built by the Penn Bridge Company, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a company that the Beaver County Times reports was founded in 1868 and built wrought-iron and steel bridges all over the country, as far west as Alaska, before going out of business in 1936.

According to its website, the state has nearly 40 bridges—most county-owned—for sale through the program, generally structures of significance from the late 19th and early 20th century.

   

Tagged categories: Bridges

Comment from john lienert, (5/25/2018, 7:49 AM)

some "old things" are just that.....maybe it's time for conversion to refrigerators


Comment from Peter Kenimer, (5/25/2018, 8:49 AM)

i think that these would make an awesome modern/rustic house! :)


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions
 
Introducing the ALPHA1 Blasting Robot
 
Once installed and commissioned – simply
SCAN PLAN BLAST.
 

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
 
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
 
CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Dustless Coatings Removal
 
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800 www.Novatekco.com
 

 
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
 
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
 
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com
 

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.
 
Full Surface Protection for Up to One Year
 
HT 365 is a preservation, single component, anti-corrosive coating, a water displacing agent, a lubricant, and a penetrating fluid. It creates an imperceptible thin-film coating that offers excellent salt contaminant and humidity protection. Contact your HoldTight® representative or visit Holdtight.com for more information.
 

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment
 
Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278
 

 
Sauereisen, Inc.
 
Substrate Repair Materials
 

Substrate Repair Materials and Filler Compounds

Sauereisen's full line of underlayments are the ideal substrate repair materials to restore structural integrity prior to the application of SewerGard©
 

 
NLB Corporation
 
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility
 
NLB’s Sure Shroud’s lighter weight and flexibility reduces operator fatigue and offers unmatched protection against high pressure hose ruptures. 10k to 40k psi rated.
 

 
Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
 
TIER 4 EQUIPMENT
 
We have Tier 4 Equipment including Air Compressors & Generators for Sale & Rent! Your job may now require Tier-4. www.absoluteequip.com or Call 412-931-6655.
 

 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
 
New KTA Pipeline Inspection Kit
 
• Defelsko standard memory body
• Positector FTS 0-250 mils, cabled dry film thickness probe
• NEW Positector Shore D hardness probe
• All essential inspection equipment!
Visit www.ktagage.com
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us