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Linden Street Bridge




BH Photo #338207


Stone arch bridge over Jordan Creek on Linden Street in Allentown
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1884, rehabilitated ca. 1950, replaced in 2008
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 275.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60589, -75.46469   (decimal degrees)
40°36'21" N, 75°27'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460687/4495112 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allentown East
Average daily traffic (as of 1972)
Inventory numbers
PA 39 7301 0000 9017 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 45845 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31196 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 14, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 26, 2015: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard


  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Geoff Hubbs


Linden Street Bridge - Update - Recently Replaced
Posted April 6, 2010, by Paul D. North, Jr., P.E. (PaulDNorthJr [at] Gmail [dot] com)

About 5 years ago - circa 2005 - the outer lanes were closed due to structural deterioration. Then in about 2007 it was closed entirely. Unusually, Lehigh County decided to fund the replacement entirely by itself, so as to speed up the process, without waiting for grants or other aid from the State or Federal governments. Demolition and reconstruction started in 2008, and the bridge was re-opened late last week, about April 1, 2010. It's mainly a pre-stressed concrete beam design - they were 'super-loads' account of their length and weight when delivered. Several articles on this have appeared in The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, PA during this time frame.