Fountain Street over Manayunk Canal


+40.03140, -75.23370
40°01'53" N, 75°14'01" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Fountain Street over Manayunk Canal
Structure number:000000000039232
Old structure number:677301016001270 (from 1992 edition)
Location:MANAYUNK CANAL 3479-C5
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:81.0 ft. [24.7 m]
Total length:85.0 ft. [25.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:15.1 ft. [4.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1885
Year reconstructed:1960
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:200 [as of 1980]
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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]
Sufficiency rating:67.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$377,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory20067.0
September 2015GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood20067.0
September 2013GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood20065.0
September 2011GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood20049.0
September 2009GoodExcellentExcellentGood20049.0
September 2007GoodExcellentExcellentGood20049.0
September 2005GoodExcellentExcellentGood20048.8
September 2003GoodExcellentExcellentGood20044.8
September 2001PoorSeriousCriticalFair20015.0
September 1999PoorSeriousCriticalFair20015.0
September 1997PoorSeriousSeriousFair20015.0
September 1995PoorSeriousSeriousFair20015.0
September 1993PoorSeriousSeriousFair20015.0
September 1991PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactory20015.0