Wise's Mill Road over Branch, Wissahickon Crk


+40.05667, -75.22167
40°03'24" N, 75°13'18" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Wise's Mill Road over Branch, Wissahickon Crk
Structure number:000000000039207
Old structure number:677301010003870 (from 1992 edition)
Location:W of Forbidden Drive16H06
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Total length:37.1 ft. [11.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Skew angle:52°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1979
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Concrete [1]
Main span design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:200 [as of 1982]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:61.8 tons [56.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:39.9 tons [36.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:95.9

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
October 201595.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 201395.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 201195.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 200995.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 200795.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 200595.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 200395.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 200195.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 199995.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 199795.9Good7 out of 10-200
October 199589.4Good8 out of 10-200
October 199389.4Good8 out of 10-200
October 199180.5Good8 out of 10-200