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Poquessing Creek Bridge

Photos 

Poquessing Creek Bridge -- August 28, 2010

Downstream side view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #179096

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Poquessing Creek on Frankford Avenue/Bristol Pike (US 13) in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904
Builders
- George S. Webster of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Henry H. Quimby of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- John McMenamy
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.9 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.4 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.06472, -74.98111   (decimal degrees)
40°03'53" N, 74°58'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/501610/4434940 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beverly
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
17,734
Inventory numbers
PA 67 0013 0304 0332 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88000850 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 31519 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2010: New photos from Raymond Klein
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Poquessing Creek Bridge
Posted August 11, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Frankford Avenue Bridge
Posted April 16, 2008, by William Flis (flis [at] detk [dot] com)

Frankford Avenue (Philadelphia side) meets Bristol Pike Andalusia, Buck county side) at this bridge. Both are US 13.

Its HAER page is here, with photos, a drawing, and other details:

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.pa3591

Frankford Avenue Bridge
Posted April 7, 2008, by William Flis (flis [at] detk [dot] com)

This was listed on the NRHP in 1988:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poquessing_Creek

(I started this wikiarticle and the one on the much older Frankford Creek Bridge over Pennypack Creek.)