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Schwenk Mill Road Bridge


Schwenk Mill Road Bridge -- August 2, 2009

Overview loking South

Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #145212

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Schwenk Mill Road in Hilltown Township
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1883 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Pratt pony truss
Span length: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
Inventory numbers
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 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2022: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • November 10, 2020: New Street View added by Tyler
  • 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.



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.