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S Bridge

Photo 

File:S Bridge Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania.jpg

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BH Photo #276699

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Tulpehocken Creek on PA 3061
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built ca. 1880; reconstructed 1919
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
Tulpehocken Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.37334, -76.21847   (decimal degrees)
40°22'24" N, 76°13'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/396558/4469908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Womelsdorf
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
147
Inventory numbers
PA 06 3061 0012 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 05215 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 88000794 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30426 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,800)
Arch (11,442)
Berks County, Pennsylvania (209)
Built during 1880s (1,817)
Closed (2,547)
Deck arch (10,684)
Doomed (1,064)
Have street view (25,057)
NR-listed (2,861)
Owned by state (14,928)
Pennsylvania (4,817)
Span length under 25 feet (6,402)
Stone arch (2,753)
Structurally deficient (16,976)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,299)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photo
  • August 27, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.

Sources 

Comments 

S Bridge
Posted July 11, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This news article suggests the bridge listed here as ca 1880 was built in 1816. But as we all know, 1816 stone arches (built less than 5 years after the War of 1812) are a dime a dozen, so why not blow it up?

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=319268