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Martins Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Falls
Physical characteristics
Main source 100 feet (30 m)
River mouth 0 feet (0 m)
Length 5.11 miles (8.22 km)
Basin features
Progression Martins Creek → Delaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Basin size 11.5 square miles (30 km2)
Landmarks Fairless Hills, Levittown
Tributaries
Bridges Trenton Road
Vermillion Way
New Falls Road
Thornridge Way
Falls Tullytown Road
U.S. Route 13
East Penn Valley Road
Mill Creek Road
Old Bristol Pike
Bordentown Road (Main Street, Tullytown)
Slope 19.57 feet per mile (3.706 m/km)

Martins Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania meeting its confluence at the Delaware River 122 river mile.

Statistics

Martins Creek has a watershed of 11.5 square miles (30 km2). It was entered into the Geographic Names Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey as identification number 1180503, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey I.D. is 02920.

Course

Martins Creek is contained wholly with in Falls Township. It rises just north of Trenton Road in the north portion of the township at an elevation of 100 feet (30 m) and flows southeast while joining with two tributaries, one from the left and one from the right. Just after it passes under New Falls Road, it joins with another unnamed tributary from the right, at which it makes a left turn then bends right again flowing southeast until it passes under U.S. Route 13 where it meets with Rock Run from the left where Martins turns right flowing almost due south. Just north of Mill Creek road it connects with the Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division) and continues on the other side of the canal, flowing south until it meets at the Delaware River's 122.4 river mile at an elevation of 0 feet (0 m), resulting in an average slope of 19.57 feet per mile (3.706 m/km).

Municipalities

  • Falls Township

Crossings and Bridges

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Trenton Road - - - - - - - - -
Vermillion Way - - - - - - - - -
New Falls Road 7164 13 metres (43 ft) 2 1 prestressed concrete box beam or girders - multiple 1957 2011 40°10'50.1"N 74°49'25.49"W
Thornridge Way - - - - - - - - -
Falls Tulleytown Road 6769 13 metres (43 ft) 2 1 prestressed concrete box beam or girders - multiple 1955 - 40°9'24.8"W 74°48'44.7"W
U.S. Route 13 6772 12 metres (39 ft) 2 1 Concrete Tee Beam 1955 2004 40°10'38.2"N 74°48'43.7"W
East Penn Valley Road 7290 12 metres (39 ft) 2 2 concrete culvert 1978 - 40°10'18"N 74°48'12"W
Mill Creek Road 7489 24 metres (79 ft) 2 2 concrete culvert 1961 - 40°9'26.8"N 74°48'24"W
Old Bristol Pike 7292 14 metres (46 ft) 2 1 Concrete Tee Beam 1945 - 40°9'0.2"N 74°48'33.44"W
Bordentown Road (Main Street, Tullytown) 7295 11 metres (36 ft) 2 1 1901 1979 - - -
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