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Hummel's Bridge

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Hummel's Bridge

2013 view

Photo taken by Ken Martin

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #467987

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Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Sacony Creek on TR 770 (Christman Road)
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1896 by Nelson & Buchanan; replaced 2014
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 74.2 ft.
Total length: 74.2 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.53726, -75.83844   (decimal degrees)
40°32'14" N, 75°50'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/428994/4487727 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kutztown
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
49
Inventory numbers
PA 06 7215 0770 9464 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 05365 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30418 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 17, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 25, 2014: Updated by James Baughn: Todd Wilson reports bridge has been demolished with replacement bridge under construction
  • April 23, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed Name.
  • July 23, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.

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