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Trap Rock Bridge

Map 

Description 

From George Oakley guidance

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Hay Creek on PA 82
Location
Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1908
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24689, -75.82114   (decimal degrees)
40°14'49" N, 75°49'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/430160/4455483 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elverson
Inventory numbers
PA 06 0082 0152 3322 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30425 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2006)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 7.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
2,265

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Moved PIN per forum

Comments 

Trap Rock Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i know about this bridge because i have been all along the Hay Creek.This bridge is in excellent shape from what i saw of the bridge itself.I'm pretty sure the quarry owners,Haines & Kibblehouse take care of and use this bridge because i have seen tire tracks in the snow crossing the bridge when following the stream looking for fishing spots.Here's something interesting you might want to know.There is a steel grate bridge in between this bridge and the end of Hay Creek Rd. which is Rte. 82 in Birdsboro Pa.Access to this bridge is only possible if you walk along the stream on the quarry side for about a half a mile.Anybody that has been to this area or lives in Birdsboro would know what i'm talking about.

Trap Rock Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Found it. South of where current Haycreek road ends by a gravel pit. Thanks for guidence

Trap Rock Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i have been down this road in years past and have been over this bridge.I don't remember this bridge being closed and also this bridge looks newer than what the description says.If you follow Rte.82 through Birdsboro Pa you can see this bridge on satellite imagery.Please get in touch with me about this bridge because i think the information might be wrong.Thanks.

Trap Rock Bridge
Posted December 27, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

George while looking at Berks county page noticed this 1908 Deck Arch bridge was listed as unverified from NBI data. If any where near you might be a fun venture to track down. Take pictures with phone or whatever available, be good to add......Happy Hunting!