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Bergeys Mill Road Bridge

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Bergeys Mill Road Bridge - April 26, 2009

Overview

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #139446

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: 'The 2 span, 196'-long, pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge built in 1893 is supported on a stone substructure. It was fabricated by John Denithorne & Sons of Phoenixville, the details of the bridge, including the verticals, upper sway bracing, and portal bracing, reflect period thinking about truss members. Denithorne was successful marketing his bridges to Chester and Montgomery counties into the 20th century. The bridge has some alterations, but they do not adversely impact its significant details and overall integrity. It is historically and technologically significant because of its association with the Denithorne company and what that illustrates about metal truss bridges were built during the last quarter of the 19th century and for its technological significance.'

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Bergeys Mill Road near Lederick
Location
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed
History
Built 1893; rehabilitated 1985
Builder
- John Denithorne & Sons of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 94.2 ft.
Total length: 195.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25689, -75.42972   (decimal degrees)
40°15'25" N, 75°25'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/496302/4430717 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Perkiomenville
Inventory numbers
PA 46 7046 0210 0146 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27913 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31336 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 11.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1977)
175

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed
  • May 5, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
  • May 26, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein
  • April 30, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein

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Comments 

Bergeys Mill Road Bridge
Posted August 23, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks for responding about this bridge,Anonymous.Sad to hear they will replace this bridge next year.I've had many good memories fishing above,under and below this truss bridge.Let me know if you can if they'll replace this with a truss bridge or a boring concrete bridge.

Bergeys Mill Road Bridge
Posted August 22, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I looked at the article and noticed something Anonymous.All of these contracts were for engineering services,not replacement costs.Those contracts will probably be a lot higher than what's printed in the article.Besides,it will be quite awhile before these bridges are replaced.Doesn't happen overnight,you know?

Bergeys Mill Road Bridge
Posted August 21, 2017, by Anonymous

Take a look at this:

http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/news/montgome...

According to this article, this bridge has a planned replacement. According to the Lower Salford Township website, this bridge and the nearby Camp Wawa Road Bridge are due to start construction "sometime in 2018".

"If you wish to contact a member of the Montgomery County Roads & Bridges, their direct number is: 610-278-3612."

Bergeys Mill Road Bridge near Lederach, PA
Posted May 29, 2014, by Wayne Woodruff (wayne [at] 2zars [dot] com)

I visited this bridge recently and it is closed to vehicular traffic. You could walk/bicycle across it.