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Rt 209 Bridge at Lehighton

Rt 209 bridge crosses Lehigh River between Lehighton and Weissport,PA

Photo taken by Frank Danberg in March 2009

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over Lehigh River on US 209 in Lehighton
Location
Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Bridge currently under in-depth inspection for rehabilitation within the next 3 to 5 years.
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1981
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 163.1 ft.
Total length: 1,539.1 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82694, -75.70444   (decimal degrees)
40°49'37" N, 75°42'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/440600/4519785 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lehighton
Inventory numbers
PA 13 0209 0300 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 08996 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 36.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
23,011

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added Lehigh River category
  • March 28, 2009: Updated by Frank Danberg: Added city name; bridge will be rehabilitated pending results of in-depth inspection

Sources 

  • Frank Danberg
  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler