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Arch Street Bridge

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Arch Street Bridge - December 2005

Side View

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #132979

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Street View 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: 'The single span, 24'-long stone arch bridge, built ca. 1900, has randomly coursed stone parapets. The elliptical profile of the arch ring is nearly horizontal over much of the span. The bridge is historically significant because it is located within the boundaries, and built during the 1800-1920 period of significance of the Central Norristown Historic District. It was not rated in the nomination. The bridge is not individually significant because it is a short, late and altered example of its type in a county with a large population of significant stone arch bridges.'

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Sawmill Run on Arch Street in Norristown
Location
Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Deck width: 51.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11500, -75.33833   (decimal degrees)
40°06'54" N, 75°20'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/471168/4440576 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norristown
Inventory numbers
PA 46 7413 0480 0009 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 28222 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2008)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 41.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1975)
4,000

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 4, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected length and width
  • February 4, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added two photos.

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