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Burlington-Bristol Bridge

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Burlington Bristol Bridge

From New Jersey

From Wikipedia-public domain photo

BH Photo #131078

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Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Delaware River on PA 413 in Bristol
Location
Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Burlington County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1990
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 540.1 ft.
Total length: 2,301.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08167, -74.87000   (decimal degrees)
40°04'54" N, 74°52'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/511083/4436829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bristol
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7101 9991 0001 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30518 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 46.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
23,662

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 21, 2011: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from Stephen Greer
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • March 8, 2009: New photos from Ian Anderson
  • December 29, 2008: Updated by Ian Anderson: Fixed name, roads carried, uploaded Wikipedia Photo

Sources 

  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Stephen Greer
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted April 28, 2015, by gerorge oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

has anybody heard anything further on why the container ship ran aground on the Delaware?i'm surprised nobody put any jokes on the site about this incident.a good one would have been like a picture of a fisherman next to the ship saying"mom,look what I caught!"a little humor never hurt.

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted April 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Bulk carrier lost power and ran aground next to the bridge. Probably to avoid hitting it (my opinion). Cool videos:

http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/coast-guar...

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted August 13, 2010, by D. Thomsen (dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net)

There are two Burlington-Bristol Bridge entries, slightly different, but they should be researched and combined.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted September 22, 2008, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is also known at the Burlington-Bristol Bridge, seeing as it crosses between Bristol Township PA and Burlington NJ.

The first picture is the PA approach of the bridge, headed into NJ, showing one of the concrete counterweights and its towner.

The second picture is the western portal, with the signals to stop if the bridge is open.

The third picture is crossing the bridge.

The fourth picture is one of the bridge houses.

The fifth picture is the eastern portal, ascending down the deck truss approach to the toll booth, which collects going west only.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.