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Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge in Middletown Township, PA (Bypassed)

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Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge -- September 13, 2009

Side view from new bridge

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #146529

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Neshaminy Creek on Old Bridgetown Pike in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania
Location
Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1907 bypassed by a new bridge
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 164.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18922, -74.92794   (decimal degrees)
40°11'21" N, 74°55'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/506133/4448761 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Langhorne
Inventory numbers
PA 09 2010 0050 2738 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 43390 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
2,970

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 24, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 16, 2009: Added by Raymond Klein

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Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge in Middletown Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know of the current status of this bridge?please let me know.thanks.

Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge in Middletown Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted January 24, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Uh-oh. Somebody corrected the coordinates. Now the PennDOT Bridge Police won't be searching for it in the middle of a subdivision anymore. If they find it, it'll be gone!

(Maybe they're not looking here.)

Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge in Middletown Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted January 24, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Shhhhhhhhh.......don't let PennDOT hear you Nathan! This was probably just a clerical error and Senator Stout may be monitoring this site for subversion.

Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge in Middletown Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted January 23, 2010, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

At least the coordinates were only 4.5 miles off. There's a bunch of Pennsylvania bridges with NBI coordinates that put them in the middle of New Jersey. (And don't get me started about Missouri, which has a couple of bridges with a longitude that puts them in *Africa*.)

Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge in Middletown Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted January 23, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

What's this?! A historic truss bridge in Pennsylvania left standing next to its replacement?! How on earth did this happen?! While many states do this to preserve bridges, Pennsylvania almost always insists that a historic bridge be demolished even if it is not in the way of its replacement.

The coordinates have been fixed by the way. The error noted originally was because the coordinates were taken from the National Bridge Inventory. PennDOT does a terrible job at recording accurate coordinates to the NBI database.

Old Bridgetown Pike Bridge in Middletown Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted January 23, 2010, by Eric Milask (ericmilask [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The coordinates for this bridge are HIGHLY inaccurate. I visited the site today walked the bridge and used my portable Magellan GPSr to record the correct coordinates. The accurate coordinates, up to +/1 one foot accuracy are:

N 40 11.353 W 74 55.675

I recorded my coordinates from the center of the bridge.

The posted coordinates you have are 4.56 miles from the actual bridge. If you use GoogleEarth to observe your posted coordinates, you will see it is for a building, hardly a bridge!