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UNIVERSITY AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER

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Coordinates:
+39.94321, -75.19655
39°56'36" N, 75°11'48" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:UNIVERSITY AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER
Structure number:000000000038906
Old structure number:673003005000000 (from 1992 edition)
Location:UNIVERSITY AVE. 3589J10
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:143.1 ft. [43.6 m]
Total length:546.0 ft. [166.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:54.5 ft. [16.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:73.2 ft. [22.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3277.7 ft. [999.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1929
Year reconstructed:1985
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:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:30,557 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:6% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:63.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$577,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2017FairFairFairFair3055763.9
May 2015FairFairFairFair3004166.0
May 2013FairFairFairFair3004147.2
May 2011FairFairFairFair1257656.3
May 2009FairFairFairFair1508855.3
July 2007FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2826651.6
2005FairExcellentExcellentFair3055763.0
July 2005FairGoodFairSatisfactory2798649.2
May 1994PoorPoorFairSatisfactory3710249.5
May 1992PoorPoorFairSatisfactory3644647.2
May 1990FairFairFairSatisfactory3478652.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,1191,89222700
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.53,76653,766000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.7,5586,76879000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.53,76653,766000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.23,34623,346000
Superstructure
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.3,0952,895160400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.53,76653,766000
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.414414000
Masonry Abutmentlinear ft.3092832060
Deck
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.7,3987,398000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.116116000
Open Jointlinear ft.173173000
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach1615100
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.1,0861,086000