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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)

Update Log 

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


Schaeffer Road - Willow Creek
Posted February 12, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed today in the Reading Eagle construction will begin on this bridge starting on June 22nd and ending on Sept 11th closing the bridge and the intersection of Cornerstone Drive and Shaeffer Road.

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!