The Pottsville Pike Hamburg Bridge carries PA Route 61 over the Schuylkill River, a railroad and a local road in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
In May 1952, the State Highway and Bridge Authority announced plans to construct northern and western bypasses of Hamburg along US Routes 22 and 122. 1 Projected to cost $10 million and take five years to complete, it included:
- The construction of the five-mile, four-lane US Route 122 bypass between Five Locks and Port Clinton, seven bridges, and a cloverleaf interchange with US Route 22.
- The construction of the four-lane US Route 22 bypass including a large viaduct over the Schuylkill River and the Kernsville Desilting Basin.
In August, C.W. Good of Lancaster was awarded a $3.4 million construction contract for four miles of the US Route 122 bypass, which included the building of a nine-span concrete arch bridge 880 feet long over the Schuylkill River, Reading Railroad, and US Route 22. 2
The new US Route 122 bypass of Hamburg, including the crossing over the Schuylkill, was finished at the cost of $5.5 million and opened to traffic on September 16, 1955. 3
- State: Pennsylvania
- Route: PA Route 61
- Type: Open Spandrel Arch
- Status: Active - Automobile
- Total Length: 880 feet
- Main Span Length: 157 feet
- Deck Width: 60 feet
- “$10,000,000 Road Project Revealed.” Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 May 1952, p. 52.
- “To Start Work Soon on Hamburg Bridges.” Pottsville Republican, 1 Aug. 1952, p. 2.
- “Bypass Open On Route 122 At Hamburg.” Morning Call [Allentown], 19 Sept. 1955, p. 5.