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Clymer Avenue Bridge

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Clymer Avenue Bridge -- August 16, 2009

Overview looking West, away from Sellersville.Big tree in the middle hides second half.

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #146748

Map 

Description 

Bridge rehabilitated in 2011. Spandrel walls rebuilt from top of arches up. Moment slab poured full length of bridge, below paving. All stone repointed. Stream channel cleaning.

Facts 

Overview
Three-span stone arch bridge over Mill Creek on Clymer Avenue in Sellersville
Location
West Rockhill Township near Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
History
Built 1875
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 189.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bucks County Bridge No. 234
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.35167, -75.31333   (decimal degrees)
40°21'06" N, 75°18'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/473391/4466837 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Telford
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
201
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7009 0433 0234 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07562 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2012: Updated by Paul Cardie: Added new pictures, subsequent to 2011 rehabilitation.
  • September 30, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • September 29, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added photo, West Rockhill Twp to name & city plus near Sellersville-bridge closed 9/09 pending 1 million for repairs from Bucks county. USGS frm Telford to Quakertown:

Sources 

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

Comments 

Clymer Avenue Bridge in West Rockhill Township
Posted March 23, 2012, by Paul Cardie (ptcardie [at] verizon [dot] net)

Bridge was completely rehabilitated in 2011. Wt limit is now 27tons. I will forward pictures later

Clymer Avenue Bridge in West Rockhill Township
Posted November 25, 2009, by Debbie Britsch (deebritsch56 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Don't you think that if this bridge was rated 3 & 5 out of 9 , back in 2008, that it should have been thought about then, as for allocating money for repair. I mean , the bridge was built in 1875, It's not going to last forever, especially with the increase of traffic over the last couple years. This bridge being closed, is a great inconvience to alot of people, especially if we need the fire department.