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Waterview Apartments Footbridge

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Courtesy of Realtor.com; Used under Fair Use

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BH Photo #488254

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Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Delaware Canal and its towpath on Apartment Footpath
Location
New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic per NBI
Design
Pony plate girder with faux pony truss attached
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.35167, -74.94829   (decimal degrees)
40°21'06" N, 74°56'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/504391/4466791 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trenton West
Inventory numbers
PANBI 07728 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)

BH 41461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2021: Updated by Luke: Removed dubious 1830 build date
  • August 19, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Update build date to 1830, and status to CLOSED, per NBI
  • August 19, 2021: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Corrected map location
  • January 3, 2021: New photo from Luke
  • January 3, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Luke
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Waterview Apartments Footbridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

1930... Maybe

Waterworks Apartments Footbridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Luke

Also, I HIGHLY doubt the girder dates to the 1830s.

Waterview Apartments Footbridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Luke

Any the pony girder bridge is a footbridge, noted by flowerpots installed as rudimentary bollards to keep traffic from crossing it at it being marked as "closed" in the NBI.

Waterview Apartments Footbridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Luke- when I add a street view, I'm looking right under the pony girder bridge

Waterworks Apartments Footbridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Luke

Geoff, there was literally nothing at your "corrected location" at the midpoint between the footbridge and the Waterview Place bridge.

Michael, the apartments used to be a mill complex. The three bridges (All of which have the red faux truss railing.) were obviously made to connect the individual mill building to the main road.

Waterworks Apartments Footbridge
Posted August 18, 2021, by Michael Taylor

Huh what an odd one, why exactly was this built? I assume for pedestrian usage regarding the apartments. Even so it's quite an odd reason to build a bridge leading right out to a road instead of a parking lot.