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Schwenk Mill Road Bridge

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Schwenk Mill Road Bridge -- August 2, 2009

Overview loking South

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #145212

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Schwenk Mill Road in Hilltown Township
Location
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1883 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39000, -75.26000   (decimal degrees)
40°23'24" N, 75°15'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/477933/4471077 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quakertown
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
250
Inventory numers
PA 09 7009 0362 0240 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07515 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30559 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 14, 2015: Updated by Paul Cardie: Rehabilitated in 2014. New stringers, repairs to floor bearms and trusses, repair/reconstruction of mansonry, new deck.
  • July 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • August 14, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added photo. Added Hilltown Township to name and Overview.

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Comments 

Schwenk Mill Road Bridge in Hilltown Township
Posted December 30, 2017, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Paul,from the pictures you put on the site it looks like a great rehab was done on this bridge.Even though I am from the area and my mom who is deceased lived in Perkasie,I never was over this bridge even though I fished the Perkiomen Creek.