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Trexler Bridge


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Stone arch bridge over Ontelaunee Creek on PA 1017
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1870
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
Ontelaunee Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.63472, -75.85500   (decimal degrees)
40°38'05" N, 75°51'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/427697/4498560 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Tripoli
Inventory numbers
PA 06 1017 0010 3534 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 04983 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 88000769 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30407 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,557)
Arch (12,094)
Berks County, Pennsylvania (227)
Built during 1870s (1,105)
Deck arch (11,332)
Have street view (26,928)
NR-listed (2,960)
Open (39,880)
Owned by state (15,982)
Pennsylvania (5,316)
Span length under 25 feet (6,892)
Stone arch (3,049)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,582)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added common name
  • March 8, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 2, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King



Trexler Bridge
Posted August 10, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 8/10/17 a work crew began pouring a concrete deck on this bridge.The former earthen deck on the stone bridge is being replaced by a concrete roadway over Ontelaunee Creek near the historic village of Trexler.PennDOT is working on a $1.1 million restoration of the 19th century bridge,one of only 4 triple-arch structures that remain in Berks County.Trucks pumped concrete through a large boom capable of reaching from one side of the creek to the other.The picture in the paper shows this boom and what they are doing.Amazing.Earlier,workmen from J.D.Eckman inc. of Atglen,Chester County,shored up the arches and removed the stone walls lining the roadway.PennDOT spokesman Sean Brown said the age and condition of the bridge warrant extensive renovations.A date marker in the stonework indicates the bridge was built in 1841,when Martin Van Buren was president.The project is expected to be completed in November.I remember posting on Bridgehunters about a stone arch bridge in Berks County and the stone walls being removed and then put back as they were originally were.Not sure if it was this one.Hopefully they put the stone walls back.