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Hay Creek Bridge



Per George Oakley


Bridge over Hay Creek
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1930, abandoned 1956
Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
Total length: 53.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25111, -75.81483   (decimal degrees)
40°15'04" N, 75°48'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/430701/4455946 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
PANBI 04693 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 74961 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: NBI Data Verifies Oakley


Hay Creek Bridge
Posted December 30, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i have to admit you are good!That is the bridge i was talking about.There was talk of putting a bridge over Hay Creek where Rte 82 ends at Rustic Park to serve a planned environmental center.If you look on satellite imagery where Rte 82 ends you can see the building across the creek they want to rehab.It's right in line with the word creek in Hay Creek.Whether this has been done i do not know.If this is done then this bridge can be easily accessed.I do know the daily traffic count had to be before 2014 because i was on that bridge before the year listed and Rte 82 is blocked off at both ends.Tell you what,at the other end on the other side of the quarry the roadway is slowly falling into the stream which can't be controlled so that end will never be reopened.Thanks again for the research.

Hay Creek Bridge abandonded 1956
Posted December 29, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

George think this is your bridge, NBI data may not be totally correct. Closed since 1956 but lists Average daily traffic of 910! Let me know if not the one you have been to.