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Morris Road Bridge

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Morris Road Bridge - December 2006

Side view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #132518

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Street View 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The arches and spandrel wall are of dressed stone, and probably date from 1841. The random rubble stone parapets appear to have been rebuilt and concrete coping added in 1916. The intrados are thickly parged.

National Reg. notes the bridge is in Prospectville.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Morris Road near Fort Washington, PA
Location
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1841; rehabilitated 1916
Design
Stone arch, 3 main arches with a total of six arches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 107.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
County Bridge No. 54
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14000, -75.21667   (decimal degrees)
40°08'24" N, 75°13'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/481543/4443318 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ambler
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
7,776
Inventory numbers
PA 46 2001 0020 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000837 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 27588 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31378 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 25, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and details on bridge (e.g., spans)
  • June 16, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added Natioanl Register of Historic Places date and number.
  • May 30, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Add Fort Washington to Name, City & Overview. Changed USGS from Ambler to Germantowm
  • January 22, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein

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