49th Street over SEPTA


+39.94340, -75.21560
39°56'36" N, 75°12'56" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:49th Street over SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039200
Old structure number:677301009001240 (from 1992 edition)
Location:S of Chester Ave - 36J01
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Total length:120.1 ft. [36.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:18.0 ft. [5.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:59°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1894
Year reconstructed:1942
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:5,000 [as of 1985]
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:78.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$973,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2018PoorPoorFairGood500078.0
March 2016PoorPoorFairGood500078.0
March 2014PoorSeriousFairGood500075.9
March 2012PoorPoorFairGood500078.0
March 2010FairFairFairGood500080.0
March 2008FairFairFairGood500080.0
March 2006PoorPoorFairGood500078.0
March 2004PoorPoorFairGood500077.8
March 2002PoorPoorFairGood500081.9
March 2000PoorPoorFairGood500081.9
March 1998PoorPoorFairGood500081.9
March 1996PoorPoorFairGood500079.8
March 1994PoorPoorFairGood500079.0
March 1992PoorPoorFairGood500077.0
March 1990PoorPoorFairGood500077.0