Valley Green Road over Wissahickon Creek


+40.05540, -75.21770
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 not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Masonry [8]
Main span design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2017

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]
Sufficiency rating:39.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$216,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2017Poor-SatisfactorySerious10039.9
April 2015Poor-SatisfactorySerious10039.9
October 2013Poor-SatisfactorySerious10039.9
October 2011Poor-SatisfactorySerious10039.9
October 2009Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10039.9
October 2007Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10039.9
October 2005Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10035.9
October 2003Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10035.9
October 2001Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10035.8
October 1999Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10035.8
October 1997Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10037.9
October 1995Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10042.3
October 1993Poor-SatisfactoryPoor10042.3
October 1991Poor---10043.3