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Garges Road Bridge

Photos 

Garges Road Bridge - April 26, 2009

Side view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #139445

Map 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek on Garges Road near Schwenksville, PA
Location
Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911 by the Nelson-Merydith Co.
Builders
- John H. Dager
- Nelson-Merydith Co. of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 115.2 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25628, -75.44468   (decimal degrees)
40°15'23" N, 75°26'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/496444/4430532 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Perkiomenville
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
525
Inventory numbers
PA 46 7046 0660 0214 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27953 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and span #
  • May 1, 2009: New photos from Raymond Klein
  • April 30, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com