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