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This is a list of all 2 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing French Creek. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
Pughtown, Pennsylvania, USA (French Creek - Camp Sankanac)
Bridgemeister ID:2450
O'Donnell ID:331
Coordinates:N 40.15698 W 75.65073
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
  • James Boxmeyer writes: "I was involved in a small way in the bridge's construction... Here are a few details about the design. I think it was constructed in the late 1990's or maybe 2000-2001. The camp director said it was designed by people who are familiar with construction of similar bridges by Christian missionaries in other countries where resources are limited and suspension bridges are easier to construct. I used to work for an elevator company. I gave the cable to Camp Sankanac that they said would be used in the main suspension cables as well as the vertical cables that support the walking surface. I think they might have also used some of the cable I donated to hold up the walking surface, but have not seen the bridge in person, so cannot verify that. The main suspension cables had been used in an elevator. They are called traction steel 1/2 inch diameter hoist cables 8x19 construction with a fiber core. Tensile strength of each cable is about 14,500 pounds. The vertical cables are 3/8 inch (without a fiber core) and had been used in a construction hoist."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(suspension bridge)
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, USA (French Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:1007
Status:Replaced, 1906
  • Completed, 1870's.

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