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Church Road Overpass

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Amtrak on Church Road in Ardmore
Location
Ardmore, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced
History
Built ca. 1850; rehabilitated 1945; replaced 2007
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00576, -75.28497   (decimal degrees)
40°00'21" N, 75°17'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/475676/4428435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norristown
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
13,320
Inventory numbers
PA 46 7104 0320 0015 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 44366 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31347 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2014: Updated by James Baughn: Corrected location
  • August 25, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added replaced by a new bridge
  • July 7, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Near Ardmore, Pa (Replaced) added to name. Lomer Merion wp near Ardmore, PA to City. Overview L. Merion Twp near Ardmore, PA and replaced with new bridge to Status as of 7/5/09o

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Church Road Bridge near Ardmore, PA (Replaced)
Posted February 8, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This article makes reference to the bridge:

https://rrmuseumpa.org/whatsnew/bridge/index.shtml