Pennsylvania Route 513

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PA Route 513 marker

PA Route 513
Route information
Maintained by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Length: 6.522 mi[1] (10.496 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 13 in Bensalem Township
  PA 132 in Bensalem Township

US 1 Bus. in Penndel
North end: PA 413 in Penndel
Location
Counties: Bucks
Highway system
PA 512 PA 514

Pennsylvania Route 513 (PA 513) is a state highway in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The route runs from U.S. Route 13 (US 13) in Bensalem Township north to PA 413 in Penndel. The route passes through suburban areas in lower Bucks County, serving Bensalem Township, Hulmeville, and Penndel. PA 513 has intermediate junctions with PA 132 in Bensalem Township and US 1 Business (US 1 Bus.) in Penndel. PA 513 was designated in 1928 between US 13 in Cornwells Heights and PA 101 near South Langhorne. By 1947, PA 513 was rerouted to its current northern terminus, replacing a part of PA 113.

Route description[edit]

PA 513 north in Hulmeville

PA 513 begins at an intersection with US 13 in the Cornwells Heights section of Bensalem Township, Bucks County, heading northeast on two-lane undivided Hulmeville Road. The route passes through suburban residential areas, running to the east of Bensalem Township Country Club. The road crosses PA 132 in a commercial area, where it becomes a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane. PA 513 heads through areas of homes and businesses, passing to the west of Bensalem High School. The road comes to a bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) and continues through suburban development as a two-lane road. The route crosses the Neshaminy Creek into the borough of Hulmeville, where it turns north onto Bellevue Avenue and passes through wooded areas of homes. The road continues north into Penndel and runs past more homes and businesses, reaching an intersection with US 1 Bus. (Lincoln Highway). A short distance later, PA 513 comes to its northern terminus at an intersection with PA 413, at which point Bellevue Avenue continues north as PA 413.[2][3]

History[edit]

By 1911, what is now PA 513 was a paved road between present-day US 13 and PA 132 while the remainder was unpaved.[4] PA 513 was designated in 1928 to run from US 13 in Cornwells Heights north to PA 101 (Durham Road) near South Langhorne, following its present alignment to Hulmeville and continuing northeast on Trenton Road to PA 101. By this time, the entire route was paved.[5] By 1947, PA 513 was realigned at Hulmeville to head north to US 1 (now US 1 Bus.) and PA 413 in Penndel, replacing a portion of PA 113.[6][7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Bucks County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Bensalem Township 0.000 0.000 US 13 (Bristol Pike)
1.630 2.623 PA 132 (Street Road) – Southampton, Eddington
Penndel 6.444 10.371
US 1 Bus. (Lincoln Highway)
6.522 10.496 PA 413 (Durham Road/Bellevue Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (December 31, 2012). "Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams" (2013 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Google (April 7, 2013). "Pennsylvania Route 513" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Map) (19th ed.). 1"=2000'. ADC Map. 2006. ISBN 0-87530-774-4. 
  4. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Map of Pennsylvania (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1928. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ Newark, NJ 1:250,000 Quadrangle (Map). United States Department of the Army. 1947. Retrieved October 9, 2009. 
  7. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1950. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 

See also[edit]

Route map: Bing