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Saucon Rail Trail - Silvex Road Overpass

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in December 2017

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BH Photo #415748

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Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Silvex Road on old Reading Railroad ROW and Saucon Rail Trail
Location
Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1918
Railroad
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Span length: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59636, -75.34397   (decimal degrees)
40°35'47" N, 75°20'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/470896/4494007 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hellertown
Inventory number
BH 79707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2020: Updated by Doug Klingerman: Corrected dimension estimates based on map scaling
  • January 5, 2018: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Doug K

Comments 

Reading - Silvex Road Overpass
Posted October 16, 2020, by George A Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nathan,I have to agree with you unless if somebody else knows something we don't know.

Reading - Silvex Road Overpass
Posted October 15, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

They look like cable brackets to me, if I am seeing the correct thing.

Reading - Silvex Road Overpass
Posted October 15, 2020, by George A Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Does anybody know what the three hooks are for on the East side of the bridge?Never saw them on concrete bridges before.