Willow Grove Ave. over SEPTA


+40.07401, -75.19752
40°04'26" N, 75°11'51" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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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:17.1 ft. [5.2 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]
Operating rating:66.9 tons [60.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:51.9 tons [47.2 metric tons]
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 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201678.2GoodExcellentExcellentExcellent-6880
May 201312.2PoorPoorSeriousPoorSD6880
January 201216.4PoorFairSeriousPoorSD6880
May 201116.4PoorFairSeriousPoorSD6880
May 20092.0PoorFairSeriousPoorSD5556
May 20072.0PoorFairSeriousPoorSD5556
May 20052.0PoorFairSeriousPoorSD5556
May 200313.3PoorFairPoorPoorSD5556
May 200113.3PoorFairPoorPoorSD5556
May 199913.3PoorFairPoorPoorSD5556
May 199734.4FairFairFairFairSD5556