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Muddy Creek Road Bridge



FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The single span, 66'-long, deck arch bridge built in 1919 has paneled spandrel walls and parapets. It is supported on concrete abutments with flared wingwalls. The reinforced concrete arch bridge technology was introduced in Pennsylvania about 1900, and by 1910 it had become ubiquitous. It was popular with many county and city engineers. More than 200 examples from before 1916 have been identified with more than 55 from before 1910. This bridge is not an early example in the county or region, and it has no unusual or noteworthy details. It is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.


Concrete arch bridge over South Branch Muddy Creek on Muddy Creek Road
York County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1919
- Charles A. Williams of Jacobus, Pennsylvania
- G.A. & F.M. Wagman of York, Pennsylvania
Closed spandrel arch, reinforced concrete
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79082, -76.48610   (decimal degrees)
39°47'27" N, 76°29'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/372758/4405597 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
PA 66 7209 0633 3032 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 38125 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31876 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 21, 2013: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected GPS
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description and details on design and builder