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Township Line Road Bridge

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Beckel Bridge Pennsylvania

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Overview
Removed pony truss bridge over Monocacy Creek on TR 434 (Twp Line Road)
Location
Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Relocated to Sand Islan Park in Bethlehem, PA in 1991 Open to pedestrians only
History
Built ca. 1870; relocated in 1991
Builder
- Beckel Iron Foundry and Machine Shop of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Design
Cast Iron Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 101.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66991, -75.36368   (decimal degrees)
40°40'12" N, 75°21'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/469262/4502178 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
PA 48 7301 0434 9098 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 28911 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 41697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1990)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 9.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
300

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • April 13, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: added build date

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Township Line Road Bridge
Posted April 14, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ignore that question Art about this bridge.Just saw it on the forum page.

Township Line Road Bridge
Posted April 14, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,can you tell me where exactly this park is because i am from Quakertown originally and have never heard of sand island park?

Township Line Road Bridge
Posted April 13, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Article from 1991 about bridge's rescue:

http://articles.mcall.com/1991-01-02/news/2791694_1_historic...

Township Line Road Bridge
Posted April 13, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge was made in the 1870s not the 1930s! It is cast iron! It still exists - moved to a park in 1991!

It's not everyday that you find a cast iron bridge that still exists!

Unless, of course, I just couldn't find it on the site.