Morrell Avenue over Byberry Creek


+40.06430, -75.98542
40°03'51" N, 75°59'08" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Morrell Avenue over Byberry Creek
Structure number:000000000039255
Old structure number:677301024003340 (from 1992 edition)
Location:W of Frankford Ave 20B03
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Total length:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Skew angle:18°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1958
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,800 [as of 1982]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Culvert condition:Moderate to major deterioration or disintegration, extensive cracking and leaching or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Minor settlement or misalignment. Noticeable scouring or erosion at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have significant distortion and deflection in one section, significant corrosion or deep pitting. [5]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Inventory rating:80.9 tons [73.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:73.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$353,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
July 201673.0Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 201469.8Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 201283.9Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 201064.6Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 200864.6Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 200664.6Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 200464.4Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 200264.4Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 200064.4Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 199864.4Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 199670.4Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 199481.0Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 199265.3Fair5 out of 10-7800
July 199065.3Fair5 out of 10-7800