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Downingtown Pike Bridge

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Downington Pike Bridge -- August 18, 2010

Overview looking South towards West Chester -- Abandoned PRR freight line (Morrisville-Thorndale) bridge runs above it

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #179523

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Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over East Br.Brandywine Creek on Downingtown Pike
Location
East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 140.1 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96833, -75.67361   (decimal degrees)
39°58'06" N, 75°40'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/442473/4424459 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Unionville
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
15,144
Inventory numbers
PA 15 0322 0440 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 10199 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 46338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2013: New Street View added by Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • December 22, 2013: New Street View added by Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • January 9, 2011: New Street View added by Daniel Hopkins
  • January 6, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Corrected name
  • September 26, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Downingtown Pike Bridge
Posted December 5, 2019, by F.J. Miller (fjm2biker [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The good old days riding your motor cycle across the bridge.

Early days in the late 70's and early 80's.