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Beaver Creek
Location map of Pennsylvania showing location of Beaver
Location map of Pennsylvania showing location of Beaver
Beaver Creek
Native name Amochkhanne
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Tinicum, Nockamixon, Bridgeton
Physical characteristics
Main source 540 feet (160 m)
River mouth 226 feet (69 m)
Length 4.76 miles (7.66 km)
Basin features
Progression Beaver Creek → Tinicum CreekDelaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Basin size 6.83 square miles (17.7 km2)
Bridges Lonely Cottage Road, Lonely Cottage Road, Strocks Grove Road, Rocky Ridge Road, Byers Road, Clay Ridge Road

Beaver Creek (Lenape name - Amochkhanne, Amoch=beaver, khanne=creek) is a tributary of Tinicum Creek in Bridgeton, Nockamixon, and Tinicum Townships in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The creek is part of the Delaware River watershed.

Statistics

Beaver Creek was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1169002, its identification number in the PA Gazetteer of Streams is 3241.

Course

Beaver Creek rises in Bridgeton Township near Lonely Cottage Road at an elevation of approximately 540 feet (160 m) and runs generally southwest for 3.68 miles (5.92 km) until it meets its confluence at Tinicum Creek's 6.41 river mile at an elevation of 226 feet (69 m). During its course it receives three tributaries from the left and three from the right. The average slope is 85.3 feet per mile (15.37 meters per kilometer).

Geology

Beaver Creek's course is located in a region of diabase rock which intruded into the local sedimentary layers of the Brunswick and Lockatong Formations during the Jurassic and the Triassic, then the remaining course flows over the Brunswick Formation. Diabase is a dark gray to black, fine grained and very dense, consisting of primarily labradorite and augite.

Crossings and Bridges

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Lonely Cottage Road - - - - - - - - -
Lonely Cottage Road 7624 7 metres (23 ft) 2 1 Steel stringer/multi-beam or girder 1961 - 40°32'5.1"N 75°7'38.2"W
Strocks Grove Road 7571 7 metres (23 ft) 1 1 Concrete tee-beam 1920 - 40°31'11"N 75°8'4"W
Rocky Ridge Road 7623 7 metres (23 ft) 2 1 Steel stringer/multi-beam or girder 1980 - 40°30'55.3"N 75°8'18.1"W
Byers Road 7569 14 metres (46 ft) 1 2 Concrete tee-beam 1912 1980 40°30'18.4"N 75°8'23.1"W
Beaver Run Road - - - - - - - - -
Clay Ridge Road 7566 12 metres (39 ft) 1 1 Concrete arch-deck 1909 - 40°29'3.6"N 75°8'38.75"W
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