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Zimmerman Covered Bridge 38-54-01

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman on November 27, 2010

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BH Photo #188787

Map 

Description 

In 1996, new abutments were built. The bridge was lifted from its abutments and placed intact on the roadway while the new abutments were being built. It was not returned to its abutments until 1998 due to “red tape” government delays. While it was off its abutments, the basic structure was also rebuilt, including replacement of the lower cords. (Oct 2004) Source: http://tc2u.com/home/Pennsylvania_Covered_Bridges_Main/Zimme...

Facts 

Overview
Covered single-span Burr arch truss bridge over Lower Little Swatara Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Location
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1880; renovated 1996
Design
The bridge is covered with wide, vertical boards without batten. The deck is covered with floorboards laid at a forty five degree angle.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 3, 1978
Also called
Lower Little Swatara Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.54389, -76.32556   (decimal degrees)
40°32'38" N, 76°19'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/387752/4488970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Swatara Hill
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
50
Inventory numbers
PA 53 7233 0526 9114 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 30953 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 78002467 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 47100 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photos
  • November 28, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected data (bridge type, year, added description)
  • November 25, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman

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