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PENROSE AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER & R.R.

Map

Coordinates:
+39.89186, -75.22460
39°53'31" N, 75°13'29" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PENROSE AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER & R.R.
Structure number:000000000038666
Old structure number:670291006000000 (from 1992 edition)
Location:GEORGE PLATT MEM. 3699G07
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:680.2 ft. [207.3 m]
Total length:8780.3 ft. [2676.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:52.5 ft. [16.0 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:17.4 ft. [5.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3277.7 ft. [999.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1949
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:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:44,432 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Pier/abutment protection:In place but re-evaluation of design suggested [4]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:69.0
Recommended work:Bridge deck rehabilitation with only incidental widening. [36]
Estimated cost of work:$4,423,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
February 2016FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4443269.0
February 2014FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4483150.0
February 2012FairFairFairSatisfactory2927648.0
March 2010FairFairFairSatisfactory2935247.0
May 2008FairFairFairSatisfactory2730447.0
July 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory5250044.0
May 2004FairFairFairSatisfactory5126246.0
2002Fair--Satisfactory4413069.0
April 2002FairFairFairSatisfactory4941947.0
February 2000FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory4844659.0
November 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory4486363.0
November 1995FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory4103963.0
November 1993FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory4873163.0
November 1991FairSatisfactoryFairFair3421052.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Prestressed Concrete Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.6,8366,8251100
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.14,07613,807251180
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.580,670580,670000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.81,75681,0426001140
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.612,930612,930000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.462,113447,90814,20500
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.355,9680355,96800
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.2,7202,712080
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.22,48520,0775301,8780
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.612,930612,930000
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Columneach22412671270
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.89080930510
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.120120000
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.2323000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,6801,679100
Deck
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.65,56865,568000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.1,6721,672000
Compression Jointlinear ft.98580518000
Assembly with Sealeach204204000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.331331000
Other Jointlinear ft.7407400
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach576576000
Movable Bearingeach2521935306
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.516,151516,151000
Fixed Bearingeach116116000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.225,816225,816000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.2,0402,040000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.23,72423,724000