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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