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Cider Mill Road Bridge

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Arcola Road Bridge - June 14, 2009

Overview looking towards Level Road

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #141680

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Perkiomen Creek on Cider Mill Road in Arcola (Lower Providence Twp)
Location
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed for construction
History
Built 1931
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.0 ft.
Total length: 257.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.15321, -75.45595   (decimal degrees)
40°09'12" N, 75°27'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/461167/4444862 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Collegeville
Inventory numbers
PA 46 7046 0800 0135 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27969 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 42823 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 40.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1977)
300

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: changed "Arcola Road" to "Cider Mill Road" (per Google maps)
  • June 21, 2009: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted September 13, 2014, by Daily Commuter (Trhols514 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Meanwhile...PM rush hour traffic heading west at Collegeville, Rahns, and Schwenksville is a joke because it became necessary to shut down this bridge, and also because the bridge at Graterford is now closed. I agree both bridges are too dangerous for motor vehicles, but they can't be repaired or replaced soon enough.

Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted August 18, 2013, by David French (frenchdzyn [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge has been closed for reconstruction.

Scheduled to reopen end of 2016!

Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted March 7, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

None of these NBI ratings are anything very serious. The bridge appears to be programmed for a deck replacement according to the PennDOT Project Management database. I am attaching a PDF generated from the MPMS project planning website with costs and timeline. None of these are set in stone, this is used in project planning and programming.

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Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted March 7, 2011, by KK (kimthetree [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Are there any plans to have this bridge rebuilt/fixed anytime soon? There are boards literally hanging down from the bottom of the bridge that can easily be seen when you drive up to it. Given what is posted here with regards to the structural soundness ratings, I'm a bit hesitant to even use it in the future.

Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted November 9, 2010, by Anastasia (Anastasia013 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge should be condemned.

Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted September 22, 2010, by Dennis Zajac (djzajac [at] gmail [dot] com)

When is this bridge going to be replaced when someone falls into the water

Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted September 15, 2010, by J.P.

Those are the official ratings from the bridge inspectors for the government. And no reason to tear it down. but maybe get it bypassed or even rehabilitated.

Cider Mill Road Bridge Arcola, PA
Posted September 15, 2010, by Dennis Zajac (djzajac [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think you need to update your daily traffic flow on the cider mill road bridge. I will be willing to bet the daily traffice ic well over 2000. Also I think the bridge condition is well below POOR and shold be changed to "should be torn down"