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PENROSE AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER & R.R.

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Coordinates:
+39.89730, -75.21263
39°53'50" N, 75°12'45" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts

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:3280.7 ft. [999.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1949
Year reconstructed:2012
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]
Operating rating:59.8 tons [54.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:69.0
Recommended work:Bridge deck rehabilitation with only incidental widening. [36]
Estimated cost of work:$4,423,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201669.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-44432
February 201450.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-44831
February 201248.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-29276
March 201047.0FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO29352
May 200847.0FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO27304
July 200644.0FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO52500
May 200446.0FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO51262
April 200247.0FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO49419
February 200059.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO48446
November 199763.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-44863
November 199563.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-41039
November 199363.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-48731
November 199152.0FairSatisfactoryFairFair-34210