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Speakman Covered Bridge #1 38-15-05

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108536

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Buck Run T Branch on Frog Hollow Road
Location
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1881
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 93.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980
Also called
Speakman No. 1 Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92933, -75.82250   (decimal degrees)
39°55'46" N, 75°49'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/429718/4420237 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coatesville
Inventory numbers
WGCB 38-15-05 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
PANBI 10504 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 80003464 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30689 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
337

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2017: New photo from Frank Evelhoch, II
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photos
  • January 21, 2014: New photo from Don Silknitter
  • August 1, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data
  • March 5, 2007: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt

Sources 

Comments 

Speakman Covered Bridge #1 38-15-05
Posted November 6, 2014, by Richard Zitrick (richard [dot] zitrick [at] comcast [dot] net)

Bridge is currently closed to vehicular traffic but still open to pedestrians.

Speakman Covered Bridge #1 38-15-05
Posted October 5, 2014, by Don Silknitter (donsilknitt [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge was damaged by a tractor trailer hauling steel plates. Restoration is to start in 2015 following a number of years of litigation by an abutting property owner.

http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com/article/SC/2012...

Speakman Covered Bridge
Posted April 15, 2013, by Deb (deb [dot] heiss [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was damaged in a flood in 2012 and I believe it is now closed.