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RIDGE AVENUE over WISSAHICKON CREEK

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Coordinates:
+40.01490, -75.20670
40°00'54" N, 75°12'24" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:RIDGE AVENUE over WISSAHICKON CREEK
Structure number:000000000038951
Old structure number:673009010001200 (from 1992 edition)
Location:GUSTINE LAKE INTER3479G08
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:98.1 ft. [29.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:65.0 ft. [19.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1888
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Masonry [8]
Main spans design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,053 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank and embankment protection is severely undermined. River control devices have severe damage. Large deposits of debris are in the channel. [4]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Operating rating:56.9 tons [51.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.9 tons [25.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:41.4
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$916,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201641.4Poor-PoorPoorSD9053
March 201436.5Poor-PoorPoorSD9134
March 201237.5Poor-PoorPoorSD8847
April 201034.9Poor-PoorPoor-11260
November 200835.0Poor-PoorPoorSD11235
March 200747.2Poor-PoorPoorSD11077
November 200647.1Poor-PoorPoorSD11188
November 200445.1Poor-PoorPoorSD14565
November 200260.9Fair-FairFairFO14041
November 200061.9Fair-FairFairFO11817
November 199861.9Fair-FairFairFO11631
October 199653.1Fair-FairFairFO31923
November 199452.2Fair-SatisfactoryFairFO31923
January 199336.2Fair-SatisfactoryFairFO31923
February 199136.2Fair-SatisfactoryFairFO31923