County-owned Bridge Network
 
The County of Berks currently owns fifty-nine (59) bridges throughout Berks County including five (5) covered wooden bridges and several more of historical or cultural significance.  Facilities & Operations oversees the daily maintenance of and capital improvements to these assets with an eye toward context-sensitive design and community stakeholder involvement.  As transportation funding is limited, F&O works closely with the Board of Commissioners, PA Dept. of Transportation (PennDOT) and professional liaisons to utilize available funding in the wisest and most effective manner.
 
The following are major bridge initiatives currently underway in F&O (this list will be updated quarterly):
 
Bridge Name
Municipality
Location
Project
Berne Station Bridge (61A)
Perry & Tilden Townships
Five Locks Road over the Schuylkill River
Complete replacement of the existing structure.  Construction is anticipated to commence in April 2014 with an anticipated completion in November 2014.
Christman Road a/k/a Hummel’s Bridge (46D)
Richmond & Greenwich Townships
Christman Road over the Sacony Creek
Complete replacement of the existing structure.  Construction is anticipated to commence in November 2013 with an anticipated completion in August 2014.
Schaeffer Road a/k/a Blandon Bridge (53A)
Maidencreek Township
Schaeffer Road over the Willow Creek
Complete replacement of the existing structure.  Currently in preliminary design.
Manatawny Bridge (58B)
Oley Township
Fisher Mill Road over the Manatawny Creek
Complete replacement of the existing structure.  Currently in preliminary design.
Dreibelbis Station Covered Wooden Bridge (48B)
Greenwich Township
Covered Bridge Road over the Maiden Creek
Large scale rehabilitation of the existing timber structure including alignment, timber deck, siding, roofing and repainting.  Currently in preliminary design.
Buttonwood Street Bridge (17A)
City of Reading and Borough of West Reading
Buttonwood Street over the Schuylkill River, Rte. 422
Large scale rehabilitation of the existing structure including deck, lighting, utility alignment and substructure.  Currently in final design with an anticipated bid date in April 2014.
Anthony’s Mill Bridge (74A)
Washington Township
Anthony’s Mill Road over the NW Branch of the Perkiomen Creek
Complete superstructure replacement of the existing bridge pending negotiations with the Township.  Currently in final design.
Wiley’s Bridge (59A)
Ontelaunee Township
Bowers Road over the Maiden Creek
Demolition and removal of the existing asset and abutments.  Currently in preliminary design.
Temple Bridge (24A)
Muhlenberg Township
Water Street over the Laurel Run
Complete superstructure replacement of the existing bridge.  Currently in final design with an anticipated bid date in February 2014.
Wyomissing Bridge (30C)
Borough of Wyomissing
Wyomissing Boulevard over the Wyomissing Creek
Underpinning and abutment repairs.  Currently in design.
Bordner’s Bridge (36A)
Bethel and Tulpehocken Townships
Bordner Road over the Little Swatara Creek
Guiderail replacement and improvements.  Currently in final design with an anticipated bid date in January 2014.
Marion Bridge (54A)
Marion Township
Hickory Road over the Tulpehocken Creek
Guiderail replacement and improvements.  Currently in final design with an anticipated bid date in January 2014.
Zettlemoyer’s Bridge (46G)
Greenwich Township
Long Road over the Maiden Creek
Determination of scope to follow the receipt and review of feasible options.  Currently closed to traffic.
Kutz Mill Covered Wooden Bridge (46E)
Greenwich Township
Kutz Mill Road over the Sacony Creek
Large scale rehabilitation of the existing timber structure including substructure repairs, timber deck, siding, roofing and repainting.  Currently in final design with an anticipated bid date in February 2014.

 

To report an issue or submit an inquiry pertaining to the County’s bridge network please call 610.478.6201 or email facilities@countyofberks.com.