Zettlemoyer’s Bridge

Zettlemoyer's Bridge

Zettlemoyer’s Bridge, a Pratt through truss, carries Long Road over Maiden Creek in Berks County, Pennsylvania.


Zettlemoyer’s Bridge was constructed in 1904 by Dreibelbis & Company and rehabilitated in 1958. 1 The crossing was closed to traffic because of structural deterioration in September 2012.

Berks County initially proposed to demolish the bridge, citing a very low traffic count of 60 vehicles per day. 1 A deal was brokered between Greenwich Township and the county in December 2015 to rehabilitate the bridge and then transfer ownership of the bridge to the township.

The $1.75 million rehabilitation project of Zettlemoyer’s Bridge began in March 2019 and reopened to traffic on July 21, 2020. 1


Information

  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Route: Long Road
  • Type: Pratt Through Truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 154 feet
  • Deck Width: 17 feet
  • Above Vertical Clearance: 18 feet

Sources

  1. “Zettlemeyer’s Bridge Opens After 8 Years and Full Restoration.” Berks Weekly, 20 Jul. 2020.

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