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Old Bethelehem Road Bridge

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Old Bethlehem Road Bridge -- October 11, 2009

Downstream side view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #147599

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Cooks Creek on Old Bethlehem Road in Pleasant Valley, PA
Location
Pleasant Valley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1777. Widened & Repaired 1902 and Rebuilt 2008
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 18.0 ft.
Total length: 54.1 ft.
Deck width: 21.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48000, -75.27333   (decimal degrees)
40°28'48" N, 75°16'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/476832/4481070 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quakertown
Inventory numbers
PA 09 4101 0100 0378 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 07472 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 43492 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 43.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
924

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • May 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added original build date per PennDOT GIS.
  • October 15, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added photos of Rebuilt Builders Plate and added Rebuilt 2008 to History. Corrected date on main photo.
  • October 14, 2009: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

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