Beaver Creek (Tinicum Creek tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBeaver Creek
|Township||Tinicum, Nockamixon, Bridgeton|
|Main source||540 feet (160 m)|
|River mouth||226 feet (69 m)|
|Length||4.76 miles (7.66 km)|
|Progression||Beaver Creek → Tinicum Creek → Delaware River → Delaware 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.
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.
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).
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
|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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