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Coastal Highway Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Daniel McFarland in September 2011

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BH Photo #212871

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over Silver Lake on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach
Location
Sussex County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1995
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 259.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70722, -75.08056   (decimal degrees)
38°42'26" N, 75°04'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/492995/4284290 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rehoboth Beach
Inventory number
BH 12309 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 64.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
9,216

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 7, 2011: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • September 6, 2011: New photos from Daniel McFarland

Sources 

  • Daniel McFarland
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Coastal Highway Bridge
Posted October 29, 2017, by Arnold Berke (Berke2 [at] aol [dot] com)

I am writing an article that includes mention of this bridge, which crosses Silver Lake in Rehoboth. The deck, balustrades, etc., are concrete, but is the under-structure make of wood? Also, I'm trying to determine what year(within the last 10 or so years) a proposal to update the bridge was shot down (thankfully) by citizen opposition. And what exactly was that proposal proposing? Many thanks. Arnold Berke