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Stenton Avenue Bridge

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Stenton Avenue Bridge - March 13, 20-09

Side View from creek bed

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #135458

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 2-span, 112'-long and 25.3'-wide stone arch bridge has rubble-coursed field stone spandrel walls and parapets with concrete capstones that continue across the wingwalls. The spandrel walls exhibit movement. The voussoirs of the arch rings are partially parged. The intrados are parged, and toe walls have been placed. It is a late and undistinguished example of its technology, and it is not historically or technologically significant. Montgomery County has a rich assemblage of 50 stone arch bridges dating from 1789 to 1919, and many of the examples are significant.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Stenton Avenue in Whitemarsh Townsip, PA
Location
Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914; rehabilitated ca. 1980
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 56.1 ft.
Total length: 111.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.10167, -75.23000   (decimal degrees)
40°06'06" N, 75°13'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/480396/4439066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Germantown
Inventory numbers
PA 46 3003 0040 0246 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27690 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2009)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 8.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
9,582

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description note
  • March 16, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com