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Leesport Avenue- Willow Creek

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Overview
Bridge over WILLOW CREEK on SR 1004(LR 06201)
Location
(none), Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 56.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42700, -75.93358   (decimal degrees)
40°25'37" N, 75°56'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/420807/4475570 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
PANBI 04946 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 75949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 49.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
5,627

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: NBI and per Oakley

Comments 

Leesport Avenue- Willow Creek
Posted August 21, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 8/20/17 work has started today on this bridge which is expected to last until late October.As i mentioned in an earlier post this bridge is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.To see the 558 bridges and to learn more about the project,visit www.parapidbridges.com.I posted the website if anybody is curious about this bridge project Pa is running.

Leesport Avenue- Willow Creek
Posted August 14, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 8/12/17 replacement of this bridge will be started on the week of Aug. 21,not 8/14/17 as originally scheduled.No reason was given for the re-scheduling.

Leesport Avenue- Willow Creek
Posted August 4, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks for update George, sure would like to see a shot underneath this 1917 bridge before its gone. Curious what concrete other could mean....

Leesport Avenue- Willow Creek
Posted August 4, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just read in the Reading Eagle that work is to begin on this bridge the week of August 14th according to PennDOT.The project is expected to be completed in late October.This bridge is one of 558 being replaced under PennDOT's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project,a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners.

Leesport Avenue- Willow Creek
Posted March 8, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I can tell you Dana and Kay exactly.As you can see if you follow the rail to Lehigh Cement,that is actually as far as i have gone in my travels.I parked at a parking spot next to Peters Creek and hiked in to the rail line which led to Lehigh Cement.I can't say for certain if the rail ends here or goes any further due to the fact i didn't want to get caught trespassing plus very heavy brush and being heavily wooded.This rail is actually active being Lehigh Cement gets rail cars via Norfolk Southern out of their Reading rail yard.I also thought it was abandoned until i saw rail cars there myself.

Leesport Avenue- Willow Creek
Posted March 7, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George street view shows RR underpass right up road from this, any idea what RR this would be?