may be living up to its threatened reputation.
According to a story published July 8 in the Express-Times, the 1858 stone arch Meadows Road Bridge is one of several spans that are of limited use or would not be cost efficient to replace, according to Northampton County documents.
The Meadows Road Bridge, which spans the Saucon Creek just west of Route 412, south of Hellertown, is reportedly not on a list of more than 40 county-owned or shared-control bridges that County Executive John Stoffa is expected to ask County Council to consider repairing or replacing with approval of a bond for up to $20 million.
In fact, the county has not decided what to do with the Meadows Road Bridge, according to the Express-Times story.
The bridge has a posted weight limit and had a structural sufficiency rating of 22.9 on a scale of 100, with 100 points considered entirely sufficient and 0 considered entirely deficient.
The ratings are determined by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation inspectors.