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Summit Bridge (1959)


Summit Bridge Delaware

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Through truss bridge over C&D Canal on US 301/DE 896
New Castle County, Delaware
Open to traffic
Built 1959; rehabilitated 1987
Polygonal Warren through truss cantilever.
Length of largest span: 182.8 ft.
Total length: 627.3 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
C&D Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.54116, -75.73816   (decimal degrees)
39°32'28" N, 75°44'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/436570/4377093 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Georges
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 12277 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2021: New photos from Ian Nelson
  • August 7, 2019: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • April 10, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Refined bridge type.
  • November 28, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 4, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Added link to web page for bridge
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth



Summit Bridge
Posted May 15, 2021, by Carl Moore (carlm0404 [at] gmail [dot] com )

This bridge now carries Delaware routes 71 and 896. It also carried US 301, now shifted to a new toll road not crossing this canal, so US 301 is now removed from here.

Summit Bridge
Posted October 29, 2010, by Anonymous

This bridge is in New Castle County not Kent County.