Consists of six semi-circular stone arches of varying lengths. Differences in arch heights creates a camelback bridge with a notable curve.Original location was called Phillip's Ford. Decorative piers and belts courses are usual for a bridge this old.
For more detailed information see Hisoric American Enginering Record under Collegeville, PA
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 453.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18417, -75.44667(decimal degrees) 40°11'03" N, 75°26'48" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
NRHP 88000826 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PA 46 4031 0090 0279 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27842 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 40010 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2009)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9) Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 47.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
May 1, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: corrected span #
March 9, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data.
July 8, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added Collegeville, PA to name.
June 12, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added date bridge listed to National Register of Historic Places plus its number.
Posted August 24, 2009, by Bill Riley (briley [at] fabcoautomotive [dot] com)
I enjoyed the pictures. I travelled over this bridge many times in the 1960s before rte. 422 was rerouted. There used to be a hotel on the NW end of the bridge that had markings inside showing the high water mark of various floods.