59th Street over AMTRAK and SEPTA


+40.50000, -75.22500
40°30'00" N, 75°13'30" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:59th Street over AMTRAK and SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039156
Old structure number:677301005906310 (from 1992 edition)
Location:N of LancasterAve 3589-B3
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Total length:310.1 ft. [94.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:51.8 ft. [15.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:69.9 ft. [21.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:21.3 ft. [6.5 m]
Owner:Railroad [27]
Year built:1926
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 22.5 / HS 25 [9]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,540 [as of 2012]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:38.9 tons [35.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:21.0 tons [19.1 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:22.0
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$5,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
June 201522.0PoorFairFairSeriousSD1540
May 201319.7PoorPoorPoorSeriousSD1540
May 201119.7PoorPoorPoorSeriousSD1540
May 200927.2PoorSeriousPoorSeriousSD1100
May 200727.2PoorSeriousPoorSeriousSD1100
May 200526.8PoorSeriousPoorSeriousSD1100
May 200328.9PoorSeriousPoorSeriousSD1100
May 200131.0PoorPoorPoorSeriousSD1100
May 199947.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD1100
May 199747.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD1100