Pony Truss

A Bridge to the Past

PennDOT's Historic Truss Bridge Management Plan

In 2012, as part of our mission to both maintain a safe and efficient transportation network and to care for Pennsylvania's transportation heritage, PennDOT began an effort to develop a management plan for the Commonwealth's population of historic metal truss bridges.  This page features links to the components of our Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan.  As those components are completed, they'll be posted here.

We need your help in implementing this important initiative.  Please take the time to review the plan components and share your suggestions, comments and ideas with us. You can address your comments to Kara Russell, our lead Architectural Historian via email at krussell@pa.gov or by phone at (717) 705-1484.

Part 1: Management Summary

Part 2: Evaluation

Part 3: Planning

Part 4: Technical Manuals

Part 5: Resources​

Glossary​