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CHESTNUT STREET over SCHUYLKILL RIVER

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Coordinates:
+39.95333, -75.18333
39°57'12" N, 75°10'60" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:CHESTNUT STREET over SCHUYLKILL RIVER
Structure number:000000000038938
Old structure number:670003009022930 (from 1992 edition)
Location:1MI.W.CITY HALL 3590A08
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:175.9 ft. [53.6 m]
Total length:371.1 ft. [113.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.3 ft. [13.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:65.3 ft. [19.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3277.7 ft. [999.0 m]
Skew angle:11°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1912
Year reconstructed:1957
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,617 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:63.8
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,809,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2016PoorPoorPoorPoor1161763.8
March 2014PoorPoorPoorPoor1172165.8
March 2012PoorPoorFairPoor1226565.6
March 2010PoorPoorFairPoor1668464.0
March 2008PoorFairFairPoor1664766.2
April 2006FairFairFairFair1305184.4
April 2004FairFairFairFair1588783.7
2003Poor--Poor1359163.0
March 2002PoorFairFairPoor1569966.5
January 2000FairFairFairFair1363484.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,10491918500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.43,01343,013000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.2,9382,82311500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.25,98115,6906789,6130
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.18,399018,39900
Superstructure
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,0076413053526
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.43,01343,013000
Substructure
Steel Columneach80080
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.43,01343,013000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach66000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.158158000
Masonry Abutmentlinear ft.7575000
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.2920232600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.43,01343,013000
Joints
Other Jointlinear ft.134013400
Bearings
Movable Bearingeach60600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Fixed Bearingeach44000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.21,50621,506000
Pot Bearingeach20200
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.740740000