Cold Spring Bridge

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Cold Spring Bridge
Cold Spring Bridge Lehigh Co PA.JPG
Cold Spring Bridge, October 2012
Cold Spring Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Cold Spring Bridge
Location 2nd Street over Spring Creek, Whitehall Township and North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°42′3″N 75°31′1″W / 40.70083°N 75.51694°W / 40.70083; -75.51694Coordinates: 40°42′3″N 75°31′1″W / 40.70083°N 75.51694°W / 40.70083; -75.51694
Area less than one acre
Built 1930
Built by Dawes & Norris
Architectural style Other, Open-spandrel arch
Governing body State
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP Reference # 88000874[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

Cold Spring Bridge is a historic concrete open-spandrel arch bridge located at Whitehall Township and North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1930, and is a 228-foot-long (69 m) bridge, with a single 160-foot-long (49 m) arch consisting of six symmetrically placed spandrel arches. It crosses Spring Creek.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

In 2014 the bridge was considered to be structurally deficient and scheduled to be replaced by a three span bulb T-beam bridge costing $3.8 million. It had an average daily traffic volume of 2,461 vehicles.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes R.J. Fink (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cold Spring Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Lehigh Co - Cold Spring Bridge Project in Whitehall Twp". WFMZ 69 News. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Esack, Steve. "PennDOT surpasses road, bridge repair goals". The Morning Call. Retrieved 27 December 2014.  includes video