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Calcium Road Bridge

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Overview
Girder bridge over Norfolk Southern (0342) on Calcium Road
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1920; rehabilitated 1990
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 38.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45167, -75.91000   (decimal degrees)
40°27'06" N, 75°54'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/422836/4478287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Temple
Inventory numbers
PANBI 05392 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 77063 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
200

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 13, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Calcium Road Bridge
Posted May 26, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,that is not the place i am talking about.I failed to mention that if you follow Maiden Creek Road from Calcium Road it will be the first access road after the farm on your left.It does show up as an access road which has a yellow gate across it if you go to satellite.Maybe this will help you because i remember that tunnel very well.

Calcium Road Bridge
Posted May 25, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George think I see access road tunnel. Right before you get to Evansville road? Cant see well enough to be sure from Sat Views.

Calcium Road Bridge
Posted May 25, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i was just thinking about this bridge because i used to fish at Ontelaunee Lake and remember crossing this bridge when i fished there.Anyway,Lehigh Cement which is at the end of this rail line is in the news which made me think of this bridge and rail line.Seems the Department of Environmental Protection is issuing a plan approval for this company to burn 15 tons of anthracite coal per hour in 2 dry kilns which will be shipped in via N/S.Of course emissions controls will be in place.Now,also on Maiden creek Road there is an access road tunnel on the left which goes under the N/S rail line.This access road is gated so you cannot enter.I do remember walking to it because you can see it from the road.Maybe somebody can dig up some information on it.Thanks to Lehigh Cement i remembered that tunnel.