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Moods Covered Bridge 38-09-07 #2

Photo 

Moods Covered Bridge -- August 12, 209

Overview looking towards 5th Street

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #145563

Map 

Description 

One-way westbound, 12-ton limit.

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Blooming Glen Road in Perkasie, PA
Location
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic one-way westbound
History
Built 1874; rehabilitated 1974, Damaged by truck, torched 2004-rebuilt by State opened 2/19/08 now owned by TWP
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 122.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.37944, -75.26500   (decimal degrees)
40°22'46" N, 75°15'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/477505/4469906 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quakertown
Inventory numbers
PA 09 4089 0050 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 43263 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2008)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 71.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
2,130

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: Edited status to reflect one-way traffic
  • August 23, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Changed location in Name, City & Overview frm Perkasie to East Rockhill Twp. Add info about bridge being torched & rebuilt w/change of ownership

Sources 

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