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Skippack Bridge

Photos 

GermantonwPike Bridge - June 7, 2009

Downsteam side view from creekside

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #141223

Map 

Street View 

Description 

"A strong candidate for long-term preservation." according to Montgomery County bridge inventory.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Skippack Creek on Germantown Pike in Evansburg, PA
Location
Evansburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1792, rehab 1992
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.8 ft.
Total length: 202.1 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1970
Also called
Germantown Pike Bridge Evansburg, PA
Bridge #142, Montgomery County
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18033, -75.42178   (decimal degrees)
40°10'49" N, 75°25'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/496302/4429792 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Collegeville
Inventory numbers
NRHP 70000551 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PA 46 7046 0820 0142 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27971 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 42751 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2008)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1977)
11,100

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • May 3, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added NR date
  • January 2, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • June 12, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added date added to National Register of Historic Places and number.
  • June 10, 2009: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Skippack Bridge
Posted September 18, 2014, by Thomas H. (Trhols514 [at] comcast [dot] net)

For clarification...this bridge, as well as Germantown Pike, carried US 422 from 1966 to 1985 (source: pahighways.com). Once the expressway from Pottstown to King of Prussia was completed, that road took the route number. The road on which Skippack Bridge is located is now known simply as Germantown Pike. As for the bridge itself, modern traffic is pushing its capacity to the limit, for sure.