72nd Street over AMTRAK (NE Corridor)


+39.91698, -75.24250
39°55'01" N, 75°14'33" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:72nd Street over AMTRAK (NE Corridor)
Structure number:000000000039179
Old structure number:677301007203360 (from 1992 edition)
Location:S of Paschell Ave 36E05
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Total length:104.0 ft. [31.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:68.9 ft. [21.0 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:19.4 ft. [5.9 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1913
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:MS 22.5 / HS 25 [9]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:2,000 [as of 1980]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:25.0 tons [22.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:12.0 tons [10.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:33.6
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$972,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201633.6PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 201433.6PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 201233.6PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 201033.6PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 200834.6PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 20069.0PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
September 20049.0PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 200216.8PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 200016.8PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 199816.8PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 199634.2PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 199434.4PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 199254.6PoorFairFairPoorSD2000
February 199054.6PoorFairFairPoorSD2000