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Albertus L. Meyers Bridge

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Circa 1916

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Little Lehigh Creek on 8th Street in Allentown
Location
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913, rehabilitated 1973
Builders
- Benjamin H. Davis (Consulting Engineer)
- McArthur Bros of New York City, New York (Contractor)
- W.W. Wysor (Chief Engineer, Allentown Bridge Co.)
Railroads
- Interurban
- Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (LVT)
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 134.8 ft.
Total length: 1,959.1 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
Eighth Street Bridge (original name)
Eighth Street Bridge (original name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59640, -75.47109   (decimal degrees)
40°35'47" N, 75°28'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460139/4494061 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allentown East
Inventory numbers
PA 39 2055 0020 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000870 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 23331 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31179 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2008)
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: 48.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
14,858

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Lehigh Valley Transit Co.", "Interurban", "Railroad", "Rail-and-road", "B.H. Davis"
  • March 15, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 29, 2010: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • July 28, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard

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