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Dubbs Bridge

Photos 

General View, Facing West

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310665

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Dubbs Bridge is important in local history. It is a fine example of a small-scale, stone bridge erected in association with expanding highway improvements in rural Pennsylvania in the nineteenth century. It is also a part of the National Register-eligible Dubbs-Reith Historic District., which is significant for its excellent examples of nineteenth-century Pennsylvania German architecture, and for its contribution to the agricultural development of the area. The Dubbs family, for which the bridge is named, dominated the local scene from 1734 through the early twentieth century. The Dubbs Bridge is a significant element in both the district and the surrounding landscape.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Hosensack Creek on PA 2031
Location
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1870; Replaced 2010
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 35.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47056, -75.46639   (decimal degrees)
40°28'14" N, 75°27'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460463/4480090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milford Square
Inventory numbers
PA 39 2031 0040 1941 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31189 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2009)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 7.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
1,635

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-341 - Dubbs Bridge, Spinnerstown Road (State Route 2031) spanning Hosensack Creek, Dillingerville, Lehigh County, PA