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Mean's Ford Bridge 38-09-P1

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Stover Park Road Bridge -- November 8, 2009

Downstrem side view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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Overview
Boxed Howe Pony Truss bridge over Tohickon Creek on Stover Park Road in Ralph Stover State Park
Location
Ralph Stover State Park, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles, foot and pedal traffic
History
HAER says built 1860s; rehabilitated 1993. One of seven of this type in 2005 per HAER See also Meeting House Bridge in Maine
Design
Boxed Howe Pony Truss.
Detailed description available in Historical American Engineering Record under Mean's Ford Bridge.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.8 ft.
Total length: 178.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Also called
Burnt Mill Bridge
Stover Park Road Bridge
Ralph Stover State Park Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43489, -75.09719   (decimal degrees)
40°26'06" N, 75°05'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/491756/4476031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lumberville
Inventory numbers
PA 09 1009 0030 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 43826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1990)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 10.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
307

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: Updated what type of traffic can actually pass, fixed typo.
  • January 2, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added informatiopn from Historical American Engineering Reocrd - Mean's Ford Bridge - including Boxed Howe Pony Truss
  • January 1, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Fixed location
  • January 1, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Inportd from NBI. Plumstead Townsip added to Name, City.USGS Doylestown added. Map is way off the mark Added two photos

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • HAER PA-623 - Mean's Ford Bridge, Spanning Tohickon Creek at Stump Road, Ralph Stove, Point Pleasant, Bucks County, PA