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Camp Road Bridge


Camp road Bridge - April 26, 2009


Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #139676


Stone arch bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Camp Road in Salford Township
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Replaced by a new bridge in 2013
Built 1858; rehabilitated 1916, 1932, and ca. 1985
- James White
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.32000, -75.40167   (decimal degrees)
40°19'12" N, 75°24'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/465874/4463352 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
PA 46 1021 0020 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27552 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31343 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 3, 2021: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Updated status
  • November 5, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • May 3, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and span #
  • May 3, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein



Camp Road Bridge in Salford Township, PA
Posted November 5, 2012, by Nathan Holth

The bridge actually just popped up on the ECMS contract packages today. The info includes:

Let: 11/29/2012

Anticipated NTP: 01/14/2013

Required Completion: 11/18/2013

Early Start for Bridge Demo is Feb 2013.

Camp Road Bridge in Salford Township, PA
Posted November 4, 2012, by Matt (matt_18064 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to Penn DOT's sixth month planner on their ECMS website, this bridge is due to come out for bid in February 2013.

Camp Road Bridge in Salford Township, PA
Posted August 22, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well, the fact that it is not a truss bridge is probably the only reason that PENNDOT hasn't already bulldozed it!

Looks like it was a beauty at one time..... But instead of having a stonemason work on it, they mucked it up with concrete and Armco railings.

Camp Road Bridge in Salford Township, PA
Posted August 22, 2010, by Carol Casper (carol [dot] casper [at] verizon [dot] net)

When will this bridge be repaired? We have been waiting over 10 years with the latest promise for construction to start in 2010. It is nearly the end of August with no evidence of construction.