This bridge is a Pennsylvania Through truss carrying US route 22 over the Delaware River. It has a five-span plate girder approach on the New Jersey side, and a single span, modern concrete beam approach on the Pennsylvania side. This bridge is unique as it was opened in 1938, yet is built out of box beams, something seen on later truss bridges. Since every non-tension member is a box beam, and they are riveted, they appear to be original. Even more unusual are the tension members however, including the bottom chord. All tension members are eye-bars with pinned connections, despite the rest of the bridge using riveted gusset plates.
Through truss bridge over Delaware River on US 22 in Easton
PA 48 7302 9992 0010 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9) Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 60.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
September 25, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
May 4, 2015: New video from Nathan Holth
July 7, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
June 26, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
April 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location & added photograph