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Black Rock Covered Bridge

Photos 

Black Rock Covered Bridge

Photo from the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area

BH Photo #532820

Description 

Some of this information from lostbridges.org The bridge was 14' wide cartway with a 2' walkway on either side.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Kingpost through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Black Rock Road (RT. 113)
Location
Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by fire and Replaced in 1927
History
Built in 1859; Burned in 1926; Replaced in 1927
Builders
- Black Rock Bridge Co..
- Masonry Work by Haupt & Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 610.0 ft.
Total length: 636.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.15890, -75.51235   (decimal degrees)
40°09'32" N, 75°30'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/456367/4445519 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
138 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 98451 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com