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Camp Wawa Road Bridge


Camp WAWA Bridge

Top View

Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #133155


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Camp Wawa Road in Lower Salford Township
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Built 1892; rehabilitated 1937, 1987
Pratt pony truss
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.26257, -75.41595   (decimal degrees)
40°15'45" N, 75°24'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/496729/4430717 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1977)
Inventory numbers
PA 46 7046 0220 0150 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27915 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 21, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • November 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed
  • July 7, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added Lower Salford Township to name.
  • February 24, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Changed City fromPhiladelphia to Lower Salford Twp. Changed overview from Philadelphia to Lower Salford Twp. Changed USGS Quadrange from Frankford to Quakertown.
  • February 9, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein


  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


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

Anonymous,thanks for responding about this bridge.I agree with you by looking at it and having been in the area that the bridge doesn't look like it has to be replaced.Tony,you mentioned maybe straightening out Camp Wawa Rd which would be very hard to do being that the bridge is at the bottom of the hill.I don't think the township or state want to bother moving or straightening this road because of the light traffic that uses this road and bridge.Maybe they'll have a change of heart by 2018 or whenever they start thinking about what to do with this bridge.

Camp Wawa Road Bridge
Posted August 22, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Decking, stringers and even floor beams are easily replaced. The grate flooring is definitely not original and rest may not be as well. The ADT count is at the top end of Low Volume and doesn't warrant replacement. But even if they are Hell bent on a new bridge they could easily straighten the road out and leave the old one standing next to it.

Camp Wawa Road Bridge
Posted August 22, 2017, by Anonymous

I don't personally think it needs to be replaced. All I could find on the township website was that they hope to start as soon as 2018, but it could be a few years away. However, it appears as though the nearby Bergey's Mill Bridge will be replaced starting in 2018, sadly.

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

Anonymous,does this bridge really need to be replaced?Didn't look too bad when i used to fish there but of course i'm going back more than 10 years.Did they give a start date for the replacement of this bridge in 2018?

Camp Wawa Road Bridge
Posted August 21, 2017, by Anonymous

Now the township plans to start construction of a new bridge as early as 2018. I was there not too long ago. From what I could tell, it was only the lattice decking that was unsafe; it is rusting and there are large areas of thin, rotted metal. I don't think this is too hard to replace, however, but I could be wrong.

Camp Wawa Road Bridge Lower Salford Township, PA
Posted November 21, 2013, by larry sara (larrymsara [at] gmail [dot] com)

Closed indefinitely in July 2013 - ignored for decades.

May fall in 2113...