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Schwenk Mill Road Bridge neaar Dublin, PA

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Schwenk Mill Road Bridge

Sideview looking South - April 2009

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #140332

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Description 

Historic Bridge Inventory: The one span, 51' long reinforced concrete deck girder bridge was built in 1911. It has a concrete substructure and concrete post and pipe rail railings that are typical of pre-World War I bridges in Bucks County. Designed by the county, it is one of 7 surviving reinforced concrete girder bridges dating from 1909 to 1917 in Bucks County. Bucks County used reinforced concrete bridge technologies, including deck arch and thru girder bridges, fairly early. This bridge is not one of the early example, and it is not historically or technologically significant. The early, complete examples like 09 7009 0417 0021 represent the significance of the experimentation with various technologies in the county and regional context.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Morris Run on Schwenk Mill Road in Hilltown Twp near Dublin, PA
Location
Hilltown Township near Dublin, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911
Builder
- Adam Oscar Martin of Doylestown, Pennsylvania (Likely County Engineer)
Design
Concrete deck girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.37833, -75.24000   (decimal degrees)
40°22'42" N, 75°14'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/479627/4469777 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bedminster
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
100
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7009 0362 0042 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07514 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30558 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Add info.
  • May 17, 2009: New photos from Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Schwenk Mill Road Bridge neaar Dublin, PA
Posted May 17, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Isn't that an arch bridge of some type, such as a closed spandrel arch?