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UNIVERSITY AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER

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Coordinates:
+39.94200, -75.19727
39°56'31" N, 75°11'50" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts

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:3280.7 ft. [999.9 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 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:30,041 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:5% 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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:53.9 tons [49.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:31.9 tons [29.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:66.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
May 201566.0FairFairFairFairFO30041
May 201347.2FairFairFairFairFO30041
May 201156.3FairFairFairFairFO12576
May 200955.3FairFairFairFairFO15088
July 200751.6FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO28266
July 200549.2FairGoodFairSatisfactoryFO27986
May 199449.5PoorPoorFairSatisfactorySD37102
May 199247.2PoorPoorFairSatisfactory-36446
May 199052.3FairFairFairSatisfactory-34786