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Linfield Bridge


Linfield Bridge - August 2006

Side View from Chester County Side

Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #132976



FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 3 span, 371'-long Warren pony truss bridge with polygonal top chord is composed of riveted built-up sections for the chords and rolled beams for the diagonals. The bridge built in 1932 is supported on concrete abutments and ashlar piers with concrete caps. A sidewalk with metal lattice railings is cantilevered off of one side. The rolled floorbeams and stringers support a concrete-filled steel deck placed in 1970. The bridge is a late and undistinguished example of a bridge type and design that has been in common use since the late-19th-century. It was built as a replacement bridge by the state highway department at a crossing that has been in service since the early 19th century when there was a covered bridge. In standard fashion, the state highway department used the well-established riveted truss bridge technology, and repaired and reused the piers of a previous bridge. The bridge has no noteworthy details or features. It is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.


Pony truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Linfield Rd. (Main St.)
Linfield, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1970
Three-span polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 123.0 ft.
Total length: 371.1 ft.
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.20523, -75.58080   (decimal degrees)
40°12'19" N, 75°34'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/450571/4450697 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
PA 15 1035 0050 2167 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 10361 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30673 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • May 5, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description & corrected rehab year
  • February 4, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added town of Linfield and two photos.


  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net


Linfield Bridge
Posted January 9, 2018, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Bruce for the update.Pardon my spelling on a previous message i put here.Have you seen this bridge since it's been rehabbed?

Linfield Bridge
Posted January 8, 2018, by Bruce (bas157 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was refurbished in 2015. Painted and a new deck placed.

Linfield Bridge
Posted May 2, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

no problem art.i print them when I get them.

Linfield Bridge
Posted May 1, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


Thanks for the update!


Art S.

Linfield Bridge
Posted May 1, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

as of an article printed in the reading eagle 5-1-15 penndot will begin construction on this bridge starting may 15.the $4.6 million rehabilitation project will consist of removal and replacement of the bridge deck,repair of the superstructure aand deteriorated concrete on the substructure.the bridge will be closed during construction which should be completed in late fall.financing for this project is covered by state funds.this 3 span steel yruss bridge was built in 1932.