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Beaver Run
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Beaver Run
Other name(s) Muddy Run
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Milford, Richland
Physical characteristics
Main source 530 feet (160 m)
40°25′30″N 75°22′34″W / 40.42500°N 75.37611°W / 40.42500; -75.37611
River mouth 479 feet (146 m)
40°26′26″N 75°18′47″W / 40.44056°N 75.31306°W / 40.44056; -75.31306
Length 4.12 miles (6.63 km)
Basin features
Progression Beaver Run → Tohickon CreekDelaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Bridges Freier Road
Mayflower Drive
Trumbauersville Road
Pennsylvania Route 309 (South West End Boulevard)
South Old Bethlehem Pike
Front Street
Pennsylvania Route 313 (East Broad Street)
Nick Luca Drive

Beaver Run is a tributary of the Tohickon Creek in Milford Township and Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States and is part of the Delaware River watershed.


Beaver Run was first called Muddy Run as indicated on a draft of a 503 acres (204 hectares) owned by John Thompson, surveyed by Samuel Foulke on 15 November 1780.


Beaver Run was added to the Geographic Names Information System on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1169032. It is listed in the Pennsylvania Gazatteer of Streams as identification number 03185. Its watershed is 5.31 square miles (13.8 km2), and meets its confluence at the Tohickon Creek's 23.10 river mile.


Beaver Run rises in Milford Township north of the borough of Trumbauersville at an elevation of 530 feet (160 m) and is east oriented for about 0.71 miles (1.14 km) where it receives an unnamed tributary from the left, then runs east southeast then turns northeast. Soon, it makes a sharp bend to the left to flow to the north northwest then back to northeast until it receives Licking Run from the left. It then meanders more or less east until it meets the Tohickon Creek at an elevation of 479 feet (146 m) about 450 feet (140 m) upstream from Morgan Creek's confluence. The stream has an average slope of 12.38 feet per mile (2.11 meters per kilometer).


Beaver Run lies in the Brunswick Formation, a sedimentary rock laid down during the Jurassic and the Triassic, consisting of mudstone, siltstone, and green, brown, and reddish-brown shale. Mineralogy includes argillite and hornfels.

Crossings and Bridges

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Freier Road - - - - - - - - -
Mayflower Drive - - - - - - - - -
Trumbauersville Road 43237 7 metres (23 ft) 2 1 concrete Arch-Deck 2005 - 40°25'40.4"N 75°21'27.41"W
Pennsylvania Route 309 (South West End Boulevard) 6980 9 metres (30 ft) 2 1 Concrete Tee Beam 1936 1963 40°25'34.9"N 75°20'56.15"W
South Old Bethlehem Pike 7694 8 metres (26 ft) 2 1 Concrete Tee Beam 1922 - 40°25'49.53"N 75°20'39.6"W
Front Street - - - - - - - - -
Pennsylvania Route 313 (East Broad Street) 6997 12 metres (39 ft) 2 1 Steel Stringer/Multi-beam or Girder 1920 - 40°26'24.4"N 75°19'36.8"W
Nick Luca Drive - - - - - - - - -
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