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SPRING GARDEN STR. over SCHUYLKILL RIVER, MLK DR

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Coordinates:
+39.96433, -75.18355
39°57'52" N, 75°11'01" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SPRING GARDEN STR. over SCHUYLKILL RIVER, MLK DR
Structure number:000000000038972
Old structure number:673014003002290 (from 1992 edition)
Location:NEAR ART MUSEMUM 3590A06
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:191.9 ft. [58.5 m]
Total length:442.0 ft. [134.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:57.4 ft. [17.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:99°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1966
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:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:12,242 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Sufficiency rating:65.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,948,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood1224265.0
June 2015PoorSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory2411233.5
March 2014PoorFairPoorSatisfactory2432332.4
March 2012PoorFairPoorSatisfactory1558733.1
March 2010PoorFairPoorSatisfactory1078552.3
March 2008FairFairFairSatisfactory1076178.5
April 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory1936472.2
April 2004FairFairFairSatisfactory2390570.8
March 2002FairFairFairSatisfactory2304550.3
September 1999FairFairFairSatisfactory1587851.9
October 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2330662.0
November 1995FairFairFairGood2227047.8
February 1994FairFairFairGood2174848.1
February 1992FairFairFairGood2004849.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.88138348990
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.2,2013761,801222
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.25,38525,02735800
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.19,492019,49200
Superstructure
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.81252720391
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Columneach66000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.124124000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.125125000
Joints
Compression Jointlinear ft.406040600
Other Jointlinear ft.116011600
Bearings
Movable Bearingeach60402
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Fixed Bearingeach22000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.8868691250