Valley Green Road over Wissahickon Creek


+40.05541, -75.21782
40°03'19" N, 75°13'04" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:Valley Green Road over Wissahickon Creek
Structure number:000000000039177
Old structure number:677301007007420 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:66.9 ft. [20.4 m]
Total length:66.9 ft. [20.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:22.6 ft. [6.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1915
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Main span material:Masonry [8]
Main span design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:100 [as of 1982]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank and embankment protection is severely undermined. River control devices have severe damage. Large deposits of debris are in the channel. [4]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Operating rating:19.9 tons [18.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:10.0 tons [9.1 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:39.9

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
April 201539.9Poor-SatisfactorySeriousSD100
October 201339.9Poor-SatisfactorySeriousSD100
October 201139.9Poor-SatisfactorySeriousSD100
October 200939.9Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 200739.9Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 200535.9Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 200335.9Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 200135.8Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 199935.8Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 199737.9Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 199542.3Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 199342.3Poor-SatisfactoryPoorSD100
October 199143.3Poor---SD100