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Wyomissing Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Wyomissing Creek on Parkview Road
Location
West Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1961
Builder
- Bear Creek Construction Co. of Landisville, Pennsylvania
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.32806, -75.94417   (decimal degrees)
40°19'41" N, 75°56'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/419792/4464596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
400
Inventory numbers
PANBI 05508 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 77320 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 23, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added Builder per oakley site Visit
  • May 22, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Per George Oakley Research

Comments 

Wyomissing Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just read in today's Reading Eagle about this bridge.This bridge will be removed this summer and the demolition permit prohibits any work from Oct.1 to Dec.31 because of trout activity in Wyomissing Creek at that time.Sealed bids are being taken at this time for removal of this structurally deficient bridge which was built in 1961.According to the article most of the deficiencies are underneath the bridge deck itself.Now here's the kicker.The borough of West Reading wants to replace this bridge with a pedestrian walkway.Can't wait to see this!By the way,I was wrong about the N/S overpass running parallel to Wyomissing Creek.It actually crosses over Wyomissing Creek and over Old Wyomissing Road.

Wyomissing Creek Bridge
Posted May 30, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,while i was in the area i noticed a N/S underpass on Old Wyomissing Road which runs parallel to Wyomissing Creek.I couldn't see any identifying marks on this stone underpass but figure it to have been built maybe during the last century by the craftsmanship involved.

Wyomissing Creek Bridge
Posted May 30, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i visited this bridge on 5/28/17 and read the builders plaque.This bridge was built by Bear Creek Construction Company.Never heard of them.Also they have it posted for a 6 ton weight limit.The bridge seemed to me to be in very good shape on the deck of the bridge except maybe for a bent railing.Couldn't get underneath due to heavy brush and plus i don't need to get ticks or any bugs to take home with me.

Wyomissing Creek Bridge
Posted May 24, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Not a problem,Dana and Kay.Since PennDOT is having alot of structurally deficient bridges repaired or replaced around Reading it's only natural i look into it.

Wyomissing Creek Bridge
Posted May 23, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George its all good! Thanks for being Berks County bridge spotter1

Wyomissing Creek Bridge
Posted May 23, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Dana and Kay.I was just going to look at this bridge on google maps to see if i could identify what kind of bridge it was.I do remember crossing this bridge in the past many times.You guys make my job of looking at bridges so much easier.Thanks again.