59th Street over AMTRAK and SEPTA


+39.98260, -75.23870
39°58'57" N, 75°14'19" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
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:19.7 ft. [6.0 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 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,540 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 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]
Sufficiency rating:35.1
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$5,038,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2017PoorFairPoorSerious154035.1
June 2015PoorFairFairSerious154022.0
May 2013PoorPoorPoorSerious154019.7
May 2011PoorPoorPoorSerious154019.7
May 2009PoorSeriousPoorSerious110027.2
May 2007PoorSeriousPoorSerious110027.2
May 2005PoorSeriousPoorSerious110026.8
May 2003PoorSeriousPoorSerious110028.9
May 2001PoorPoorPoorSerious110031.0
May 1999PoorPoorPoorPoor110047.1
May 1997PoorPoorPoorPoor110047.1