Johnstown in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Johns Street Bridge
Between 1927 and 1999 a 135-foot single-span concrete-encased riveted steel polygonal-chord Pratt pony truss bridge crossed the Little Conemaugh River at this location. First proposed in Henry Hornbostel's 1917 "Comprehensive Plan of Johnstown" the bridge was designed by J.E. Greiner Engineers and built by Ferris Engineering Company. The present bridge (2000) replicates the form and structure of the original.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 40° 19.752′ N, 78° 55.434′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Johns Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown PA 15901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnstown Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); American Red Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnstown Local Flood Protection Project (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flood Prevention Pennsylvania Railroad Stone Bridge (about 500 feet away); A Success Story (about 600 feet away); Main Street and Point Stadium Ramp (about 800 feet away); Rolling Mill Mine Disaster (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.