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randview Road Bridge (Schaeffers Ford Bridge, County Bridge No. 49B)

  • Year Built: 1889
  • Type: Pratt Pony Truss
  • Number of Spans: 1
  • Length: 74'
  • Width: 14'1"
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Location: Jefferson Township, Berks County
  • Carried: Grandview Road (TR 507) over Tulpehocken Creek
  • Preservation Assistance: No
  • BRKey: 5375

Built in 1889, the Grandview Road Bridge is a pin-connected Pratt pony truss. This single-span bridge is 74' long and 14'1" wide and is located in Jefferson Township, Berks County, where it carries Grandview Road (TR 507) over Tulpehocken Creek. This bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The character-defining features of this bridge include the truss form (Pratt pony), method of truss member end connection (pinned) and structural members to include the top and bottom chords, vertical and diagonal members, U-bolt floorbeam hangers, and the bridge plages. 

To preserve this historic structure, ownership of the bridge in its entirety will be transferred to an interested party for removal to a new location. The new owner will be responsible for costs associated with lifting, dismantling, transporting, rehabilitating, re-erecting, as well as long-term maintenance of the structure. If you or your organization is interested in assuming ownership of this historic bridge, please contact Tyra Guyton at tyguyton@pa.gov or at (717) 346-0617 or Kris Thompson of PennDOT District 5 at krthompson@pa.gov or at (610) 871-4459.