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Lake Ontelaunee Bridge



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Three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Lake Ontelaunee on PA 1003
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Closed to all traffic
Built 1927
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 115.2 ft.
Total length: 402.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47056, -75.92083   (decimal degrees)
40°28'14" N, 75°55'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/421939/4480393 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
PA 06 1003 0090 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 04944 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 10.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 1, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King



Lake Ontelaunee Bridge
Posted July 11, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just saw a picture of this bridge in the Reading Eagle in the past few days that showed it is still closed.Haven't heard anything about this bridge via the newspaper or local radio.When i do hear anything i will print it here.

Lake Ontelaunee Bridge
Posted May 26, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

as per an article printed 5-26-15 in the reading eagle the maidencreek township supervisors are delaying making a decision on this bridge.the options are removal,rehabilitation or full rehabilitation of the bridge.also maidencreek township is arguing about ownership of the bridge once work is done with pendot.any future articles printed in the paper I will print here.

Lake Ontelaunee Bridge
Posted April 13, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

this bridge is also known as the west shore drive bridge.i have posted an earlier comment concerning this bridge and plans concerning it.didnt realize it until I saw the map of the area.