Gowen Avenue over SEPTA (Chestnut Hill E)


+40.06491, -75.19055
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:17.1 ft. [5.2 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 2015 

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]
Operating rating:92.8 tons [84.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:43.9 tons [39.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:90.8
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
August 201590.8GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO4250
August 201390.8GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO4250
August 201190.8GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO4250
August 200990.8GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-4250
August 200790.8GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-4250
August 200590.6GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-4250
August 200394.6GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-4250
August 200194.7GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-3100
August 199942.0PoorPoorPoorPoorSD3100
August 199742.0PoorPoorPoorPoorSD3100
August 199547.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD3100
August 199347.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD3100
August 199131.6PoorPoorSeriousFairSD3100