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Kunkle's Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman on 3/2/2011

BH Photo #194703

Map 

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: 'The 2-span, 103'-long, steel thru girder bridge built in 1902 has significant alterations, including the loss of original built-up floorbeams with riveted connections, and replacement with rolled floorbeams with welded connections and an open steel grid deck (ca. 1960). The bridge is supported on stone abutments and pier with several generations of concrete patching and repairs. Bridge plaques identify the bridge fabricator as Nelson & Buchanan of Chambersburg. The firm was a prolific builder of bridges in the region from 1883 to the 1910s, and many more distinguished examples of their work have been identified in the region and county. The bridge is not historically distinguished by its context or setting.

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Kunkle Bridge T518
Location
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Builder
- Nelson & Buchanan Co. of Chambersburg & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14222, -77.15833   (decimal degrees)
40°08'32" N, 77°09'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/316140/4445775 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Carlisle
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
663
Inventory numbers
PA 21 7213 0518 3817 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14095 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 47598 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
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: 49.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Edited span config
  • March 2, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected name
  • January 9, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

Comments 

Kunkle's Bridge
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

wes,can you find out why it is closing?just curious.thanks.

Kunkle's Bridge
Posted November 19, 2014, by Wes B (hypersonixu2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)