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Childs Ford Bridge near Doylestown

Photos 

Childs Ford Bridge - April 1, 2009

Overview Looking North

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #136488

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Neshaminy Creek on Silo Hill Road near Doylestown
Location
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open, 6-ton weight limit strictly-enforced
History
Built 1886 by the Penn Bridge Co.
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 70.9 ft.
Total length: 70.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36006, -75.14739   (decimal degrees)
40°21'36" N, 75°08'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/487485/4467732 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Doylestown
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7009 0390 0151 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07535 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
50

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 9, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: Open, weight limit strictly enforced
  • May 3, 2010: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • December 20, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Changed closed for repairs to now open repairs completed.
  • April 17, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein
  • April 4, 2009: New photos from Raymond Klein
  • March 4, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Bridge is closed pending repairs due to overweight truck driving over it.

Sources 

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