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RIDGE AVENUE over WISSAHICKON CREEK

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Coordinates:
+40.01488, -75.20665
40°00'54" N, 75°12'24" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
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]
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

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2016Poor-PoorPoor905341.4
March 2014Poor-PoorPoor913436.5
March 2012Poor-PoorPoor884737.5
April 2010Poor-PoorPoor1126034.9
November 2008Poor-PoorPoor1123535.0
March 2007Poor-PoorPoor1107747.2
November 2006Poor-PoorPoor1118847.1
November 2004Poor-PoorPoor1456545.1
November 2002Fair-FairFair1404160.9
November 2000Fair-FairFair1181761.9
November 1998Fair-FairFair1163161.9
October 1996Fair-FairFair3192353.1
November 1994Fair-SatisfactoryFair3192352.2
January 1993Fair-SatisfactoryFair3192336.2
February 1991Fair-SatisfactoryFair3192336.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Masonry Archlinear ft.90108000
Substructure
Masonry Pier Walllinear ft.1281141400
Masonry Abutmentlinear ft.1781631500
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.1983564990
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000