Wissahickon Creek Bridge
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The 2 span, 53'-long reinforced concrete closed spandrel arch bridge, built in 1922, is finished with concrete parapets with incised panels. Much of the bridge has been repaired with a shotcrete coating, including some areas of the parapets and most of the intrados. The bridge is not an early example of its type, and numerous better examples exist in the state. Neither the bridge nor its setting is historically or technologically distinguished.
- Reinforced concrete closed spandrel arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Dekalb Pike
- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1922
- Stone arch
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 53.2 ft.
Deck width: 33.5 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.18778, -75.26806 (decimal degrees)
40°11'16" N, 75°16'05" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/477181/4448633 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- PA 46 0202 0260 2474 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 47120 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 05/2009)
- Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 42.5 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
- April 27, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
- November 27, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman
- Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com