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Scudder Falls Bridge

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Scudder Falls Bridge

Taken from the Yardley Boat Launch on the Delaware River

Photo taken by Ian Anderson

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BH Photo #136563

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Overview
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Delaware River on Interstate 295 in Lower Makefield Township
Location
Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Mercer County, New Jersey
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1959, replacing a washed-out Truss Bridge; rehabilitated 1981; Replaced 2019
Design
Haunched deck plate girder using pin-and-hanger connections
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 1,745.2 ft.
Deck width: 56.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25868, -74.84789   (decimal degrees)
40°15'31" N, 74°50'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/512935/4456480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pennington
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
40,904
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7422 9991 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 39900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Bridge has been replaced. Demolition in progress
  • July 21, 2011: New Street View added by Stephen Greer
  • February 19, 2011: Updated by Ian Anderson: Changed future prospects,
  • April 5, 2009: New photos from Ian Anderson
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson
  • February 14, 2009: Added by Ian Anderson

Sources 

  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Stephen Greer
  • Wikipedia
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Scudder Falls Bridge
Posted November 7, 2018, by Dan Styer (Dan [dot] Styer [at] oberlin [dot] edu)

This photo was taken by Thomas W. Styer III (my father) in February 1961.

Scudder Falls Bridge
Posted October 24, 2013, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Scudder Falls Bridge is scheduled to be replaced soon as it is a bottleneck on Interstate 95