PA 985 North Fork Bens Creek Bridge
This simple 55-foot concrete tee beam bridge (NBI 550985033026000) carries State Road 985 (Somerset Pike) over the north fork of Bens Creek downstream (east) of the North Fork Reservoir. It caught my eye because of its streamlined guard rail stanchions. Although the date on the bridge nameplate in 1953, the NBI indicates that the bridge was built in 1922, which might explain its vaguely Art Deco appearance. Alternatively, the stanchions may have been late Art Moderne additions during the renovation. I had a nice chat with a very friendly couple (Steve and Cathy) who were curious why I would be taking a picture of this nondescript bridge next to their house - which was hard to explain.