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Horsham-Montgomery Bridge

Photos 

Limekiln Pike Bridge - Summer 2006

Creekbed side view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #133761

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Little Neshaminy Creek on Lower State Road
Location
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Closed for repairs to be reopened at a later date
History
Built 1838; rehabilitated 1969
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
Lower State Road Bridge
Limeklin Pike Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.23750, -75.19139   (decimal degrees)
40°14'15" N, 75°11'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/483719/4454135 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ambler
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
7,522
Inventory numbers
PA 46 0152 0230 2106 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 27322 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 88000836 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 31367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,885)
Arch (11,530)
Built 1838 (14)
Built during 1830s (176)
Closed (2,570)
Deck arch (10,782)
Have street view (25,405)
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (213)
NR-listed (2,881)
Owned by state (15,124)
Pennsylvania (4,921)
Skewed (4,816)
Span length under 25 feet (6,524)
Stone arch (2,791)
Structurally deficient (15,852)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,709)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 5, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added category "Skewed"
  • June 24, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge Closed for repairs
  • February 19, 2009: New photo from Raymond Klein

Sources 

Comments 

Horsham-Montgomery Bridge
Posted June 26, 2012, by Wayne Woodruff (wayne [at] 2zars [dot] com)

Bridge is closed in both directions now. It is expected to be reopened in the Fall of 2012. It is being repaired and not replaced.

Limekiln Pike Bridge
Posted June 24, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hmm. The article implies that the closure is temporary while "repairs" are made. It sucks that PennDOT has such little regard for its vast collection of historic structures. Hope they keep it.

Limekiln Pike Bridge
Posted June 24, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This article seems to indicate complete closure:

http://www.thereporteronline.com/articles/2010/06/19/news/sr...

The bridge was recommended for demolition and replacement in PennDOT's Stone Arch Bridge Management Program despite high historic significance and what PennDOT called "extreme public support" for preservation. They claim the bridge is on too busy of a roadway and the bridge is in too poor a condition.

Limekiln Pike Bridge
Posted June 24, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Is this just a temporary closure of the northbound lane, or is this a complete closure of the bridge? Do you have any references or resources for this? This bridge is quite old!

Limekiln Pike Bridge
Posted June 24, 2010, by Wayne Woodruff (wayne [at] 2zars [dot] com)

This bridge was closed to Northbound traffic May 25, 2010.