Gowen Avenue over SEPTA (Chestnut Hill E)


+40.06490, -75.19050
40°03'54" N, 75°11'26" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Gowen Avenue over SEPTA (Chestnut Hill E)
Structure number:000000000039243
Old structure number:677301019001570 (from 1992 edition)
Location:E of Germantown Ave 17B05
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:37.1 ft. [11.3 m]
Total length:37.1 ft. [11.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:58.1 ft. [17.7 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.1 ft. [4.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1932
Year reconstructed:2001
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main span design:Box Beam or girders - Single or Spread [06]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,250 [as of 1999]
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:90.8
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$960,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2017GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good425090.8
August 2015GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good425090.8
August 2013GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good425090.8
August 2011GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good425090.8
August 2009GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good425090.8
August 2007GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good425090.8
August 2005GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good425090.6
August 2003GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good425094.6
August 2001GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good310094.7
August 1999PoorPoorPoorPoor310042.0
August 1997PoorPoorPoorPoor310042.0
August 1995PoorPoorPoorPoor310047.1
August 1993PoorPoorPoorPoor310047.1
August 1991PoorPoorSeriousFair310031.6