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Tulpehocken Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Tulpehocken Creek on TR 507
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1889; rehabilitated 1962; replaced 1999
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 74.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Skew angle
90 degrees
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
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
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 (as of 08/1991)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 28.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
87

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Berks County, Pennsylvania (150)
Built 1889 (188)
Built during 1880s (1,650)
Functionally obsolete (8,050)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Open (36,894)
Pennsylvania (4,437)
Pony truss (15,085)
Pratt pony truss (3,200)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Skewed (4,718)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,015)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,526)
Truss (29,552)

Update Log 

  • 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.