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TORRESDALE AVENUE over PENNYPACK CREEK

Map

Coordinates:
+40.03710, -75.02166
40°02'14" N, 75°01'18" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:TORRESDALE AVENUE over PENNYPACK CREEK
Structure number:000000000038742
Old structure number:671004019002970 (from 1992 edition)
Location:HOLMESBURG PRISON 3482G05
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:80.1 ft. [24.4 m]
Total length:167.0 ft. [50.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:60.7 ft. [18.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3277.7 ft. [999.0 m]
Skew angle:17°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1896
Year reconstructed:1974
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:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:13,156 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Sufficiency rating:93.3

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2016FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory1315693.3
May 2014FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory1356593.2
June 2012FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory1370993.0
June 2010FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory1374593.1
June 2008FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory1600791.4
April 2006FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1567795.6
2005Fair--Satisfactory1306793.0
March 2004FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1305596.3
April 2002FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1258595.5
April 1999FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory1312993.3
May 1997FairSatisfactoryVery GoodSatisfactory1138793.8
May 1995FairGoodVery GoodSatisfactory1120893.6
May 1993GoodGoodVery GoodGood1084693.7
June 1991GoodGoodVery GoodGood1084693.7

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.318318000
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,1141,110400
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.10,180010,18000
Substructure
Masonry Pier Walllinear ft.5505410
Masonry Abutmentlinear ft.2689816280
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.7365080
Joints
Compression Jointlinear ft.150750075
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.3333000
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach3636000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.336336000