52nd Street over SEPTA


+39.94539, -75.22468
39°56'43" N, 75°13'29" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:52nd Street over SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039268
Old structure number:677301099001180 (from 1992 edition)
Location:S of Baltimore Ave 27G13
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:66.9 ft. [20.4 m]
Total length:125.0 ft. [38.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:50.2 ft. [15.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:73.2 ft. [22.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:18.0 ft. [5.5 m]
Skew angle:59°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1903
Year reconstructed:1988
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:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,300 [as of 1986]
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:96.8 tons [88.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:57.9 tons [52.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:92.5

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201692.5GoodGoodGoodVery GoodFO9300
March 201492.5GoodGoodGoodVery GoodFO9300
March 201292.5GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO9300
March 201092.5GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO9300
March 200892.5GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO9300
March 200692.5GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO9300
March 200492.1GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO9300
March 200296.1GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-9300
March 200096.1GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-9300
March 199896.1GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-9300
March 199675.8GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-9300
March 199478.1GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good-9300
March 199278.1GoodExcellentExcellentGood-9300
March 199078.1GoodExcellentExcellentGood-9300