SEPTA R8 Sterling Street Overpass
New road and storm drains
Looking north across Sterling Street
Photo taken by Ian Anderson in June 2011
The bridge was built as a part of the Pennsylvania (later Reading) Railroad's Newtown line. The line was abandoned by Septa in 1983, last being used in an experimental railbus run in 1985. The bridge was closed as of 2000 and then demolished, with the railbed being filled/paved over by Septa as "the final nail in the coffin" for the line.
- Lost Timber stringer bridge over Septa R8 Newtown-Fox Chase Line on Sterling Street
- Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
- Bridge demolished 2000, railway filled in and paved over
- Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 30.8 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.22400, -74.93283 (decimal degrees)
40°13'26" N, 74°55'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/505714/4452621 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- PA 09 7412 0010 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 49020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 08/1995)
- Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 57.8 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1993)
- July 5, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected GPS, it was to far south on the map to match the location.
- July 3, 2011: Updated by Ian Anderson: Fixed demo. date
- July 1, 2011: Added by Ian Anderson
- Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
- Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net