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Sheep Hole Road Bridge in Tinicum Township

Photos 

Sheep Hole Road -- January 31, 2010

Overview looking North towards Geigel Hill Road

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #154187

Map 

Description 

The date is taken from that on the similar bridge on the same road.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Tinicum Creek on Sheep Hole Road First of two bridges coming North from Headquarters Road
Location
Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
CCC bridge, probably 1932
Builder
- Civilian Conservation Corps
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47373, -75.14315   (decimal degrees)
40°28'25" N, 75°08'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/487866/4480348 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bedminster
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7009 0432 0361 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07561 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30560 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
50

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Build date
  • November 29, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added photos. Tinicum Twp to Name & Overview. Location info in Overview. Owner changed to Twp. USGS frm Bedminster to Doylestown.

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Sheep Hole Road Bridge in Tinicum Township
Posted November 30, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Funny I grew up in Quakertown and fished nockamixon lake and never knew about this bridge.Seems to be in good shape.

Sheep Hole Road Bridge in Tinicum Township
Posted November 29, 2015, by Bruce Wallace (bwallace [at] epix [dot] net)

The bridge was built by the CCC in the 1930's, I have a photo showing its construction and an article also. It is owned by Bucks County. The other similar bridge just north of it is owned by Tinicum Township.