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Longswamp Township State Street Bridge


Photo taken by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

BH Photo #164082


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This two-span stone arch bridge is a contributing structure of a National Register Historic District. It is slated to be demolished and replaced with a so-called context sensitive pre-stressed box beam structure with stone shapes on the concrete (accomplished by stone-shaped form liners). According to PennDOT:

The existing bridge is a two-span, closed spandrel stone arch structure. The walls are constructed with undressed, rubble-coursed fieldstone with stone voussoirs framing the arched openings. Concrete parging obscures some of the stone work. Parapet walls do not extend above the existing roadway. Currently, a wire rope guide rail attached to metal posts frames the roadway across the bridge. The metal posts are attached to concrete footers placed in front of the spandrel walls.


Stone arch bridge over Little Lehigh Creek on PA 1010
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1862
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 13.1 ft.
Total length: 29.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Little Lehigh Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.49631, -75.64514   (decimal degrees)
40°29'47" N, 75°38'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/445331/4483044 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
PA 06 1010 0340 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 04972 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30402 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (7,956)
Arch (12,472)
Berks County, Pennsylvania (237)
Built 1862 (41)
Built during 1860s (563)
Deck arch (11,711)
Doomed (1,047)
Have street view (27,848)
NR-eligible (4,064)
Open (40,329)
Owned by state (16,270)
Pennsylvania (5,543)
Span length under 25 feet (6,972)
Stone arch (3,204)
Structurally deficient (13,367)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,354)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 2, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge doomed, added GPS and Info from PennDOT