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Letchworth Avenue Bridge


Letchworth Avenue Bridge -- August 28, 2010

Side view looking towards New Hope, PA

Photo taken by Raymond Klein in October 2010


BH Photo #182748



Bucks County Bridge 313 is a single span Pratt pony truss crossing over the Delaware Canal. The bridge is temporally associated with the Delaware Canal, a resource currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The canal has also been designated a National Historic Landmark. The Delaware Canal played an important role in the economic development of eastern Pennsylvania in general and the anthracite coal fields of the Lehigh River Valley in particular.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Reconstructed pony truss bridge over Pennsylvania Canal on Letchworth Avenue in Yardley, PA
Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1875; rehabilitated 1934; reconstructed 1997
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.23833, -74.83167   (decimal degrees)
40°14'18" N, 74°49'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/514318/4454223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trenton West
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7009 0020 0313 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07483 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 41459 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 2, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • September 30, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Removed Street view--incorrect bridge, per comments
  • September 28, 2012: New Street View added by Jodi Christman
  • March 16, 2011: New photo from Doug Kerr
  • October 19, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added two photos. Yardley, PA to name City and overview. USGS changed from Trenton West to Burlington, NJ


  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Doug Kerr
  • Matt Lohry
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HAER PA-193 - Bucks County Bridge No. 313, Spanning Delaware Canal at Letchworth Avenue, Yardley, Bucks County, PA


Letchworth Avenue Bridge
Posted January 2, 2015, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The first three photos are not of this bridge and should be moved to this page http://bridgehunter.com/pa/bucks/east-afton-avenue/

Letchworth Avenue Bridge Yardley, PA
Posted September 28, 2012, by Jodi Christman (masterofchaos [at] comcast [dot] net)

I agree that this photo is of East Afton Avenue which is north of Letchworth.

Letchworth Avenue Bridge Yardley, PA
Posted September 19, 2012, by Anonymous

This is Afton Ave. Not Letchworth Ave.Letchworth is an all metal bridge.