West River Drive over Schuylkill River


+39.96476, -75.18455
39°57'53" N, 75°11'04" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:West River Drive over Schuylkill River
Structure number:000000000039256
Old structure number:677301025000120 (from 1992 edition)
Location:Schuylkill River- 3590A06
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:228.0 ft. [69.5 m]
Total length:912.1 ft. [278.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.4 ft. [4.7 m]
Skew angle:31°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1966
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:4
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:25,095 [as of 2012]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Operating rating:49.9 tons [45.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:29.9 tons [27.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:49.8
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201549.8FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO25095
May 201447.1FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO25095
May 201249.5FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO25095
May 201059.2FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO17500
May 200859.2FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO17500
May 200659.2FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO17500
May 200478.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-17500
May 200279.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-17500
May 200081.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-17500
May 199881.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-17500
May 199681.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-17500
May 199447.9FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO17500
May 199219.2PoorSatisfactoryPoorGoodSD17500
May 199019.2PoorSatisfactoryPoorGoodSD17500