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Rt 422 Schuylkill River Bridge (WB)


422 Girder Bridge at Gibraltar

Photo taken by Ian Nelson in May 2021


BH Photo #497070

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Girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Us 422(Lr 793)
Cumru, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1963; rehabilitated 1988
Length of largest span: 152.9 ft.
Total length: 580.1 ft.
Deck width: 67.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.30577, -75.89509   (decimal degrees)
40°18'21" N, 75°53'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/423937/4462080 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PANBI 04857 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 85023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 2, 2021: New photo from Ian Nelson
  • May 2, 2019: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Per Oakley


Rt 422 Westbound-Schuylkill River Bridge
Posted May 3, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

By the way,the bridge that I reported on(the correct one)has been repaired underneath and the one lane that was closed is now open as per WFMZ channel 69 news reporting on their broadcast this evening.

Rt 422 Westbound-Schuylkill River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i just looked on the map and forgot to mention its the next bridge from this one heading toward Reading and there are also Norfolk/Southern railroad tracks running under the bridge on the far side of the river.This should help clear up any confusion.

Rt 422 Westbound-Schuylkill River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,thanks for posting this bridge on this site but I actually had the wrong bridge listed to have repairs done.The actual bridge is over the Schuylkill River between the Rte 176 entrance onto Rte 422 and the Lancaster Ave-Bingaman Street exit.What happened was I looked at the article online on WFMZ 69 news Berks newscast and saw the bridge there and knew I had the wrong one.As with the one you posted there is no historical information on this bridge either.I didn't find this out until I looked at the article online.They even had it on Google maps on the website.Hopefully this isn't an inconvenience.