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New Hope-Lambertville Bridge

Photos 

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge -- September 22, 2009

Upriver side view from New Hope side

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #147361

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on PA 179 in New Hope
Location
Lamberville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1984
Builder
- Lewis F. Shoemaker & Co. of Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,051.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36500, -74.94667   (decimal degrees)
40°21'54" N, 74°56'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/504528/4468271 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lambertville
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7411 9991 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30540 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2008)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
16,000

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2017: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • February 24, 2017: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • August 13, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 13, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • July 22, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • July 12, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 12, 2011: New photo from Ian Ligget
  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • October 9, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added 3 photos. Other location-Hunterdon County, NJ-City: New Hope, Pa and Lambertville, PA-Owner-Private to State Bridge Toll Authortiy -

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Ian Ligget
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth

Comments 

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted February 5, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sorry about that Art.Momentary brain fart.

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted February 5, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,is something being done to this bridge that i don't know about?I grew up in Bucks county and used to fish for shad and other fish around that bridge.Hopefully nothing bad is happening with this bridge.

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted February 5, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,is something being done to this bridge that i don't know about?I grew up in Bucks county and used to fish for shad and other fish around that bridge.Hopefully nothing bad is happening with this bridge.

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted February 5, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,is something being done to this bridge that i don't know about?I grew up in Bucks county and used to fish for shad and other fish around that bridge.Hopefully nothing bad is happening with this bridge.

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted February 4, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

A documentary is being prepared about the bridge:

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/newsworks-tonight/9...

Interesting statistics in the linked interview.

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted November 17, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted November 17, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thought this would add a different perspective:

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/179145

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
Posted September 9, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)