Welsh Road over Pennypack Creek


+40.04960, -75.02630
40°02'59" N, 75°01'35" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Welsh Road over Pennypack Creek
Structure number:000000000039251
Old structure number:677301023002830 (from 1992 edition)
Location:N.of Rowland Ave. 09C13
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Total length:217.9 ft. [66.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:50.2 ft. [15.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:76.4 ft. [23.3 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1931
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,600 [as of 1980]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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]
Sufficiency rating:98.4
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$2,170,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2018Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2016Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2014Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2012Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2010Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2008Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2006Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2004Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160098.4
July 2002Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160097.4
July 2000Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160077.9
July 1998Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160077.9
July 1996Fair-SatisfactorySatisfactory1160078.9
July 1994Fair---1160068.4
July 1992Fair---1160068.4
July 1990Fair---1160068.4