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Bells Mill Road Bridge

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Be;;s Mill road Bridge - March 13, 2009

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Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Bells Mill Road in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1820
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07833, -75.22667   (decimal degrees)
40°04'42" N, 75°13'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/480673/4436476 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Germantown
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0120 0340 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39218 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2007)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 6.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
12,200

Update Log 

  • March 9, 2014: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected typo on Wissahickon
  • March 22, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com

Comments 

Bells Mill Road Bridge
Posted April 21, 2008, by Bill Flis (flis [at] detk [dot] com)

That's Wissahickon, with an "h".