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Lindbergh Viaduct

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Lindbergh Viaduct looking west

Deck and some arches of the Lindbergh Viaduct from the southeast quadrant

Photo taken by Frank Danberg in February 2009

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BH Photo #134248

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Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Mineral Springs Creek on Business US 422 in Reading
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1970; rehabilitated again 2003
Builder
- Whittaker & Diehl of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Design
Open-spandrel arch. The original structure was 13 spans. Six spans were removed during the 2003 rehabilitation. The removed spans were replaced with reinforced concrete pavement supported on fill. The remaining 7 spans were rehabilitated and restored to their original design.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 563.0 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33141, -75.89916   (decimal degrees)
40°19'53" N, 75°53'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/423620/4464930 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
10,990
Inventory numbers
PA 06 2021 0070 0056 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000792 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 05059 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30401 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • March 2, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 25, 2009: New photos from Frank Danberg
  • February 23, 2009: Updated by Frank Danberg: Inspection report is incorrect and needs to be replaced.

Sources 

  • Frank Danberg
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Lindbergh Viaduct
Posted February 23, 2009, by Frank Danberg

Information on 2003 rehabilitation comes for a technical paper by Michael Cuddy, PE who was the project manager for the latest rehabilitation.