|Watts Mill Bridge|
Watts Mill Bridge in September 2008
|Carries||Watts Mill Road|
|Crosses||Little Beaver Creek|
|Locale||Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Other name(s)||Bridge in South Beaver Township|
|Total length||109 ft (33 m)|
|Width||12.5 ft (3.8 m)|
|Load limit||14.5 t (16.0 short tons)|
|Constructed by||West Penn Bridge Company|
Bridge in South Beaver Township
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||West Penn Bridge Co.|
|MPS||Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR|
|NRHP reference #||88000868|
|Added to NRHP||June 22, 1988|
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