Krewstown Road over Pennypack Creek


+40.07609, -75.05481
40°04'34" N, 75°03'17" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:Krewstown Road over Pennypack Creek
Structure number:000000000039210
Old structure number:677301011001680 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:34.1 ft. [10.4 m]
Total length:90.9 ft. [27.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:35.1 ft. [10.7 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1907
Year reconstructed:1964
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Masonry [8]
Main spans design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:10,000 [as of 1981]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:29.9 tons [27.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:19.9 tons [18.1 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:25.2
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,355,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
April 201625.2Poor-FairPoorSD10000
April 201425.2Poor-FairPoorSD10000
June 201225.0Poor-FairPoorSD10000
June 201025.2Poor-FairPoorSD10000
June 200825.2Poor-PoorPoorSD10000
June 200625.2Poor-PoorPoorSD10000
June 200421.8Poor-PoorPoorSD10000
June 200221.8Poor-PoorPoorSD10000
June 200021.8Poor-PoorFairSD10000
June 199821.8Poor-PoorFairSD10000
June 199630.2Poor-PoorFairSD10000
June 199439.1Poor-PoorPoorSD10000
June 199239.1Poor-PoorFairSD10000
June 199039.1Poor-PoorFairSD10000