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:Concrete continuous [2]
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 2016

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 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