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Branch Road Bridge East Rockhill Township, PA

Photos 

Branch Road Bridge -- August 15, 2009

Overview looking towards PA 313

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #145648

Description 

Bridge rehabilitated in 2010-2011. Two end span stringers replaced. New concrete deck. New finger expansion joint. Added approach parapets on moment slabs. Trusses and all steel repainted.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Branch Road in East Rockhill Township
Location
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1954
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 96.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Bucks County Bridge No. 239
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38667, -75.26500   (decimal degrees)
40°23'12" N, 75°15'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/477507/4470708 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quakertown
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
400
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7009 0431 0239 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07560 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30499 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Bucks County, Pennsylvania (292)
Built 1954 (376)
Built during 1950s (4,015)
Open (41,014)
Owned by county (21,659)
Pennsylvania (6,213)
Pony truss (17,097)
Pratt pony truss (3,990)
Pratt truss (10,420)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,681)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,867)
Truss (36,061)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2012: Updated by Paul Cardie: Added new pictures, subsequent to 2011 rehabilitation.
  • September 28, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • August 24, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added four photos. East Rockhill Township, Pa added to Name, City & Overview

Sources 

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

Comments 

Branch Road Bridge East Rockhill Township, PA
Posted March 23, 2012, by Paul Cardie (ptcardie [at] verizon [dot] net)

Major rehabilitation completed 2010. Redecking, 2 of 3 spans new stringers, new expansion joint, painting. Will furnish pictures later.