Willow Grove Ave. over SEPTA


+40.06620, -75.20530
40°03'58" N, 75°12'19" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Willow Grove Ave. over SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039176
Old structure number:677301000006240 (from 1992 edition)
Location:N of St. Martins Ln 16K04
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Total length:74.2 ft. [22.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:41.0 ft. [12.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1883
Year reconstructed:2015
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:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:6,880 [as of 2012]
Deck condition:Excellent [9 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Excellent [9 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Excellent [9 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:78.2
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$297,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2016GoodExcellentExcellentExcellent688078.2
May 2013PoorPoorSeriousPoor688012.2
January 2012PoorFairSeriousPoor688016.4
May 2011PoorFairSeriousPoor688016.4
May 2009PoorFairSeriousPoor55562.0
May 2007PoorFairSeriousPoor55562.0
May 2005PoorFairSeriousPoor55562.0
May 2003PoorFairPoorPoor555613.3
May 2001PoorFairPoorPoor555613.3
May 1999PoorFairPoorPoor555613.3
May 1997FairFairFairFair555634.4