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Burlington-Bristol Bridge


Burlington Bristol Bridge

From New Jersey

From Wikipedia-public domain photo

BH Photo #131078

Street Views 


Vertical lift bridge over Delaware River on PA 413 in Bristol
Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Burlington County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1990
Vertical lift
Length of largest span: 540.1 ft.
Total length: 2,301.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08167, -74.87000   (decimal degrees)
40°04'54" N, 74°52'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/511083/4436829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7101 9991 0001 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NJ 3000002 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 30518 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2021: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • December 17, 2020: New photo from Ian Nelson
  • February 18, 2018: Updated by James Baughn: Merged duplicate pages
  • January 21, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 21, 2011: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from Stephen Greer
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • March 8, 2009: New photos from Ian Anderson
  • December 29, 2008: Updated by Ian Anderson: Fixed name, roads carried, uploaded Wikipedia Photo


  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Stephen Greer
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Ian Nelson


Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Art Suckewer (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Another view of the tornado; the bridge may be fracture critical but it seems to be tornado resistant: https://twitter.com/i/status/1433246539183443970

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Art Suckewer (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


If I can I will. I'm located in the center of it (11 inches of rain fell). I'm on high ground, so at my location it's a prefect day. However, I would be hard pressed to go more than a mile before encountering high water.


Art S.

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Is there flooding where you are located? If you learn of more flooding damage to bridges please post on here, I am concerned given this storm hit one of the top historic bridge regions in the country.

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Art Suckewer (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


A couple of weeks ago we had an EF-2 tornado come up Pleasant Valley Road in Hopewell, now this.

New Jersey is being renamed New Kansas :^)

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted August 14, 2017, by Muck (Tmcgarvey [at] ces-1 [dot] com)

The Burlington-Bristol Bridge underwent a complete re-painting in the fall of 2016, winter of '16 & '17

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted April 28, 2015, by gerorge oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

has anybody heard anything further on why the container ship ran aground on the Delaware?i'm surprised nobody put any jokes on the site about this incident.a good one would have been like a picture of a fisherman next to the ship saying"mom,look what I caught!"a little humor never hurt.

Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted April 3, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Bulk carrier lost power and ran aground next to the bridge. Probably to avoid hitting it (my opinion). Cool videos:


Burlington-Bristol Bridge
Posted August 13, 2010, by D. Thomsen (dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net)

There are two Burlington-Bristol Bridge entries, slightly different, but they should be researched and combined.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted September 22, 2008, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is also known at the Burlington-Bristol Bridge, seeing as it crosses between Bristol Township PA and Burlington NJ.

The first picture is the PA approach of the bridge, headed into NJ, showing one of the concrete counterweights and its towner.

The second picture is the western portal, with the signals to stop if the bridge is open.

The third picture is crossing the bridge.

The fourth picture is one of the bridge houses.

The fifth picture is the eastern portal, ascending down the deck truss approach to the toll booth, which collects going west only.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted December 11, 2006, by Sasha Harding (sharding [at] bcbridges [dot] org)

The bridge is actually called the Burlington-Bristol Bridge