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PA 562-Manatawny Creek Bridge


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(none), Berks County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for Replacement per George Oakley
Length of largest span: 73.2 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.31842, -75.73347   (decimal degrees)
40°19'06" N, 75°44'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/437683/4463358 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
PANBI 04888 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 81587 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 14, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein


PA 562-Manatawny Creek Bridge
Posted September 15, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed on 9-14-18 in the Reading Eagle this bridge will reopen in May of 2019,not November of 2018 as originally planned which means that this project took a year to complete,not 6 months.During excavation,crews discovered the soil would not provide the desired bearing capacity to support the footers for the new bridge.Alfred A. Picca,pennDOT assistant district executive for construction,said in a press release."This requires some additional design work,as well as having the contractor constructing subfooters to provide additional support for the bridge".This project cost nearly $2.5 million.Detours are still in place.

PA 562-Manatawny Creek Bridge
Posted May 15, 2018, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,this is the bridge listed in the paper I read yesterday.I've been over this bridge many times over the past years and don't see any structural deterioration up on the surface.Probably underneath.Don't know the build date on this bridge.That might have something to do with it.

PA 562-Manatawny Creek Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

George this may be one being replaced per Reading Eagle article.