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3rd Street Bridge (1912)


Photo taken by Loretta Killian

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BH Photo #240306

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Concrete arch bridge over Lehigh River on PA 611 (S. 3rd Street) in Easton
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1991
- Daniel B. Luten
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 299.9 ft.
Deck width: 76.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68667, -75.20833   (decimal degrees)
40°41'12" N, 75°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482396/4503995 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
PA 48 0611 0180 0046 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 28626 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31434 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2023: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 29, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • October 4, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 9, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • August 14, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 14, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 11, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 27, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • July 25, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added Lehigh River category

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3rd Street Bridge
Posted October 5, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana and Kay,i should have looked on the Lehigh County map and looked for this bridge before posting that article but didn't.Anyway,there are a couple of things that are weird about this.I've been on bike paths and trails that went under bridges and saw that the arches were high and wide enough for police and emergency vehicles.It was unusual for me to find out the driver couldn't get the car through the tunnel.Then again,i don't know the width of the tunnel.Maybe somebody from the area does know the width.That would explain that.Also,i followed the bike path off of Hill Road and estimated he had to be on that bike path for quite a distance without anybody seeing him and how he got on the bike path is another question i'm wondering.Most bike paths i know are gated.Thanks for posting that response,Dana and Kay.I noticed a closed truss bridge over the Lehigh Canal on Hill Road.Is this bridge on Bridgehunters?

3rd Street Bridge
Posted October 4, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

George this might be bike path area really interesting Luten Arch Bridge old canal tow path and RR bridge.