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Krewstown Road Bridge


Krewstown Road Bridge - April 12, 2009


Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #139617



Stone arch bridge over Pennypack Creek on Krewstown Road in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1907; rehabilitated 1964
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07667, -75.05500   (decimal degrees)
40°04'36" N, 75°03'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/495310/4436268 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1981)
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0110 0168 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39210 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31524 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein


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


Krewstown Road Bridge in Philadelphia, PA
Posted March 2, 2016, by Elliot (ejf70 [at] aol [dot] com)

Having used this wonderful bridge thousands of times,I can easily say that the original "cornerstone" is marked 1800 and was refurbished in 1900 (another "cornerstone")followed by a possible rebuild in 1964? In the 80's there was talk of replacing this beautiful bridge with a new, straight one. It can be quite dangerous but it is quite beautiful!

Krewstown Road Bridge in Philaadelphia, PA
Posted September 25, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I don't know why two centuries old is a concern. If you check out the listing for the Range Line Road Bridge in Wisconsin, http://bridgehunter.com/wi/milwaukee/P40070000000000/ you'll find several photos of bridges in England that were built hundreds of years ago. Here's the Greystone Bridge that was built in 1439 - and is still in everyday use. (The photo was taken by Alan Rosevar who was kind enough to allow us to use it here. Please respect his copyright and don't reproduce it anywhere - thanks!)

Krewstown Road Bridge in Philaadelphia, PA
Posted September 24, 2010, by Anonymous

If the bridge is one century old, I'm not too concerned, but if it's two centuries old, then that is cause for concern.

Krewstown Road Bridge
Posted March 29, 2009, by James Cantwell (philajim [at] comcast [dot] net)

Two more pics

Krewstown Road Bridge
Posted March 29, 2009, by James Cantwell (philajim [at] comcast [dot] net)

This website says the bridge was built 1n 1907. The plaque on the northbound side bears this out but on the southbound side there is a plaque with the date "1800" on it. I've included pics. These are about mid span and directly across from each other.