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Grandview Road Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by PENNDOT

View this photo at penndot.gov

BH Photo #465942

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tulpehocken Creek on TR 507
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1962; replaced 1999; miraculously reappeared in 2020
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 74.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Tulpehocken Creek Bridge
Schaeffers Ford Bridge
County Bridge No. 49B
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41890, -76.14060   (decimal degrees)
40°25'08" N, 76°08'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/403234/4474877 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Strausstown
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
11
Inventory numbers
PA 06 7218 0507 9492 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 05375 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 41433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,035)
Berks County, Pennsylvania (218)
Built 1889 (222)
Built during 1880s (1,872)
NR-eligible (4,021)
Open (38,690)
Pennsylvania (5,027)
Pony truss (15,816)
Pratt pony truss (3,520)
Pratt truss (8,905)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,725)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,045)
Truss (31,620)

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: changed primary name, added alternately used names
  • August 15, 2016: Updated by J.P.: Bridge appears to still exist.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Tulpehocken Creek Bridge
Posted August 15, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks J.P.I never noticed that bridge and i live in Reading!

Tulpehocken Creek Bridge
Posted August 15, 2016, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like the bridge is not lost, the GPS coordinates were off a bit, but like a 100 yards or so.