Rating:
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Riegelsville Bridge

Photos 

Riegelsville Bridge - September 19, 2009

Overview from Pennsylvania side

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #146671

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on a spur off PA 611 in Riegelsville crossses over to Milford, NJ to NJ Rt. 519
Location
Riegelsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1984 and 2010-11
Builder
- John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of Roebling, New Jersey
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 582.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59443, -75.19037   (decimal degrees)
40°35'40" N, 75°11'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484063/4493631 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Riegelsville
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7417 9991 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07695 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30552 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
11,434

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Painted green"
  • August 26, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • July 11, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 24, 2012: New photos from Andrew Pearce
  • January 3, 2010: New photos from Raymond Klein
  • September 26, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added two photos. Riegelsville, to name. riegelsville, PA & Milfordd, NJ to City. Overivew: added crosses over to Milford, NJ & NJ Rt. 519. USGS Riegelsville to Easton, P A. 1904 added to Builder.
  • May 23, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Riegelsville Bridge
Posted August 25, 2012, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

I just posted the latest NBI data for this bridge. It's no longer considered structurally deficient, but the superstructure is rated "poor."

Riegelsville Bridge
Posted August 24, 2012, by Andrew Pearce (drew458 [at] barking-moonbat [dot] com)

For a "structurally deficient" bridge, this old suspension bridge can sure handle the weather. Follow the link for a pic of the bridge when the river was in flood 33 feet high -

http://www.creekedge.com/

The traffic ratings are probably higher than listed. I went in the early afternoon on a weekday, and there was a car or light truck every 45 seconds. In the hour I spent on the bridge it was rare when there weren't 2 vehicles on it, and it was almost never empty for more than 30 seconds. So it's getting a fair amount of use, even out here in really rural Riegelsville.