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Schaeffer Road - Willow Creek



Per Oakley Scheduled for Rehab/ Replace


Concrete tee beam bridge over WILLOW CREEK on SCHAEFFER ROAD
(none), Berks County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45113, -75.87747   (decimal degrees)
40°27'04" N, 75°52'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/425594/4478199 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
PANBI 05393 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 75637 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added per Oakley


Schaeffer Road - Willow Creek
Posted February 18, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Know there is some debate about T Beams being historic but none left in my area where once common. Regardless sounds like this one will be replaced. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Schaeffer Road - Willow Creek
Posted February 18, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the bridge,Dana and Kay.Got some more information on this bridge as per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 2-17-17.This bridge will be reconstructed with an engineer present while it is being reconstructed.Construction will start in the spring of 2018 for approximately 3 months.The existing span is a 2 span reinforced concrete T-beam structure with an overall length of 68 feet and a clear roadway width of 18 feet(curb to curb)The replacement structure will be a single span pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge with an 8" minimum reinforced concrete deck,type 10M concrete bridge barriers,integral abutments and U-wingwalls.The total span length of the structure will be 76 feet and the clear roadway width will be 33 feet(curb to curb),consisting of 2 11 foot traffic lanes,a 3 foot shoulder on the left and an 8 foot shoulder on the right.This is all of the information i have right now.When i get more information i will pass it along.

Schaeffer Road - Willow Creek
Posted February 16, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George not sure if this is bridge or not. 1919 Tbeem. These are disappearing FAST!