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Location of Deep Run
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Bedminster, Hilltown
Physical characteristics
Main source 590 feet (180 m)
40°21′45″N 75°11′37″W / 40.36250°N 75.19361°W / 40.36250; -75.19361
River mouth 276 feet (84 m)
40°26′5″N 75°8′19″W / 40.43472°N 75.13861°W / 40.43472; -75.13861
Length 7.19 miles (11.57 km)
Basin features
Progression Deep Run → Tohickon CreekDelaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Basin size 10.2 square miles (26 km2)
Bridges Pennsylvania Route 313 (South Dublin Pike)
Smith School Road
Scott Road
Deep Run Road
Stone Bridge Road
Irish Meetinghouse Road
Hill Road
Kellers Church Road
Quarry Road
Rolling Hills Road
Pennsylvania Route 611 (Easton Road)
Slope 43.67 feet per mile (8.271 m/km)

Deep Run is a tributary of Tohickon Creek in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.


Deep Run was so named by the first Irish settlers because it was deep compared to its width. The removal of trees at one time and erosion has lessened its depth. The Deep Run Mennonite Church and Deep Run Presbyterian Church are located in the Deep Run Valley. The Deep Run schoolhouse dates to 1746 when land was deeded to the Mennonites for this purpose, the structure was a log building. It was first used as a meeting house, then when a second structure was built as a meeting house, the first one became a school house. It was torn down in 1842. The second school house was built about 1844. German was taught exclusively until 1850.


Deep Run's GNIS identification number is 1173073, the Pennsylvania Gazatteer of Streams identification number is 03125. The watershed is 10.20 square miles (26.4 km2), and it meets its confluence at the Tohickon Creek's 6.10 river mile. The headwaters of the stream is at an elevation of 590 feet (180 m) and the mouth is at an elevation of 276 feet (84 m), resulting in a slope of 43.67 feet per mile (8.271 m/km).


Deep Run rises just over a half mile south of Dublin west of Pennsylvania Route 313 (Dublin Pike) and is northeast oriented for a short distance where it turns northwest for about a mile, then turns again northeast until it meets with Tohickon Creek near Randts Mill, about a mile from Pipersville.


Deep Run lies in a band of the Brunswick Formation in the Newark basin formed during the Jurassic and Triassic. Consisting of mudstone, siltstone, reddish-brown shale and some green and some brown shale. Mineralogy includes argillite and hornfels.


Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Pennsylvania Route 313 (South Dublin Pike) - - - - - - - - -
Smith School Road - - - - - - - - -
Scott Road 45289 8.2 metres (27 ft) 2 2 Steel culvert, bituminous surface 1977 2007 40°22'60"N 75°11'15"W
Deep Run Road 43574 6.7 metres (22 ft) 2 - Concrete culvert 2006 - 40°22'60"N 75°11'18"W
Stone Bridge Road - - - - - - - - -
Irish Meetinghouse Road 7077 56.7 metres (186 ft) 2 3 continuous steel stringer/multi-beam or girder 1950 2008 40°26'2"N 75°8'28"W
Hill Road - - - - - - - - -
Kellers Church Road 45131 25 metres (82 ft) 2 - Prestressed concrete box beam or girders-multiple, concrete cast-in-place deck, monolithic concrete surface 2009 - 40°24'45"N 75°10'32"W
Quarry Road - - - - - - - - -
Rolling Hills Road - - - - - - - - -
Pennsylvania Route 611 (Easton Road) 7077 20.1 metres (66 ft) 2 3 Continuous steel stringer mult-beam or girder, concrete cast-in-place deck 1950 2008 40°26'2"N 75°8'28"W
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