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Chestnut Street Bridge

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Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Lehigh River on Chestnut Street in Coplay
Location
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. Prelim demo in Summer 2017.
History
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1958
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 213.9 ft.
Total length: 1,124.1 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67603, -75.48967   (decimal degrees)
40°40'34" N, 75°29'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/458588/4502795 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Catasauqua
Inventory numbers
PA 39 7404 0000 9002 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 23530 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
2,000

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 12, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • July 25, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added Lehigh River category

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