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Hill to Hill Bridge

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Hill to Hill Bridge

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #264950

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Description 

Per http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=pe... The two trusses located on the bridge are the only two examples of the Hudson truss, designed specifically for the Hill to Hill Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Lehigh River, etc., on PA 378 in Bethlehem
Location
Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1990
Builders
- Clarence W. Hudson of New York City, New York (Engineer)
- Rodgers & Hagerty, Inc. of New York City, New York (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.9 ft.
Total length: 1,607.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61667, -75.38500   (decimal degrees)
40°37'00" N, 75°23'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/467434/4496276 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allentown East
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
38,015
Inventory numers
PA 39 0378 0074 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 23182 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31186 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 12, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "Rodgers & Hagerty, Inc., Contractor", "Clarence W. Hudson, Engineer"
  • November 29, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 29, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 3, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 28, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 25, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added Lehigh River category

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Comments 

Hill to Hill Bridge
Posted December 21, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this the bridge that you're talking about,Nathan?If so,i haven't heard anything about this bridge being rehabbed or demolished.I've been over and under this bridge in the past and didn't notice anything warranting any work to be done on it.