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Bridge Drive Bridge

Photos 

Looking southwest; Deck piled up on one side

Little Swatara Creek was up due to recent storms, but the deck piled up looked like it happened at an earlier flood--maybe as far back as Sept. 2011.

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in July 3, 2013

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BH Photo #260212

Description 

I found this bridge scouting for places to take out a kayak on the creek. Google Maps calls this road "Bridge Drive" but it looks more like a private driveway. June, 2021 Update: Bridge restored and functional with new deck.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Swatara Creek on Bridge Drive in Bethel
Location
Bethel, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Bridge deck has been replaced.
History
Previously abandoned but now used to access farmland across creek.
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41085, -76.41867   (decimal degrees)
40°24'39" N, 76°25'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/379629/4474325 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fredericksburg
Inventory number
BH 57279 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2021: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "Pin-connected", "One-lane traffic", "Wooden deck"
  • June 17, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • July 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • July 22, 2013: Added by Jodi Christman

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Bridge Drive Bridge
Posted February 11, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned bridge?please let me know.thanks.