Location: Broad Top, PA
Project: H&BT Rail Trail
Product: Pedestrian Bridge Deck
Overview: The Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad and Coal Company was established in 1853 to provide a short line rail link from Huntington to Bedford to support local coal producers. At the height of its operation, the rail stretched 72 miles and included a trestle bridge built in the 1860s to carry the train over the Juniata River. Broad Top Township chose Composite Advantage’s prefabricated FRP FiberSPAN bridge deck product to renovate the H&BT Rail Trail trestle bridge. The fifteen prefabricated panels simplified installation done by county personnel. The deck on this bridge is 350 feet by 13 feet, for a total area of 4,550 square feet.