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Peevy Road Bridge

Photos 

Pevey Road Bridge - January 1, 2007

Head on view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #133813

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: 'The one span, 102'-long metal Pratt thru truss bridge is supported on concrete-capped stone abutments with flared wingwalls. It is one of the most important bridges in the state illustrating the evolution of metal truss bridge technology, and it is historically and technologically significant . It is remarkably complete, and it has idiosyncratic details that reflect designer David H. Morrison's thinking about truss members and connections including the "hollow cylinder" verticals with "packing blocks" and the "flat bar chords."

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Perkiomen Creek on Peevy Road in Upper Hanover Twp (East Greenville)
Location
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880; rehabilitated 1987
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
Design
9-Panel Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41489, -75.52393   (decimal degrees)
40°24'54" N, 75°31'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/495450/4432383 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Greenville
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,019
Inventory numbers
PA 46 7046 0400 0231 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27927 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31387 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 10.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added categories "9-panel truss", "Pin-connected"
  • July 20, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Columbia Bridge Works to Builders and Categories.
  • February 20, 2009: New photos from Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Peevy Road Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,i'm using a new laptop and I screwed up by printing that message 3 times.As for what i said i'm going to look at this bridge when I can because of the material they're using on the bridge and plus i'm very curious.

Peevy Road Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,this sounds like a great idea.I'll have to look into this when i'm in the area.

Peevy Road Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Peevy Road Bridge
Posted December 21, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Peevy Road reopened after rehab and a new deck:

https://netcomposites.com/news/2018/november/20/historic-us-...

Peevy Road Bridge
Posted February 18, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

A relatively recent picture, note the placement of the height limit sign:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/75012107@N05/14144348917/

Peevy Road Bridge
Posted August 8, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Found this neat old article from before the bridge's restoration:

http://articles.mcall.com/1987-06-08/news/2573041_1_bridge-s...