Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge
Written by Ian Anderson
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
- Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey
- Open to traffic
- Built 1937; rehabilitated 1990
- Pennsylvania through truss
Span length: 549.9 ft.
Total length: 549.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.69453, -75.20361 (decimal degrees)
40°41'40" N, 75°12'13" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/482797/4504867 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- 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)
- April 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected location & added photograph
- June 20, 2009: New photo from Ian Anderson
- February 22, 2009: Essay added by Ian Anderson