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ROUTE 52 over BEACH THOROFARE

This bridge is no longer in the current National Bridge Inventory database, and has likely been demolished or abandoned.

Map

Coordinates:
+39.28333, -74.58000
39°16'60" N, 74°34'48" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:ROUTE 52 over BEACH THOROFARE
Structure number:0511150
Location:1ST BRIDGE NO OCEAN CITY
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Total length:1025.0 ft. [312.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.3 ft. [13.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1933
Year reconstructed:1970
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2008

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:24,900 [as of 2008]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:31.1
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$42,000,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2008PoorSeriousPoorPoor2490031.1
October 1998PoorSeriousFairPoor2770030.9
January 1992PoorFairFairPoor249006.0