Germantown Avenue over Wissahickon Creek


+40.08440, -75.22800
40°05'04" N, 75°13'41" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Germantown Avenue over Wissahickon Creek
Structure number:000000000039270
Old structure number:677301101001410 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:118.1 ft. [36.0 m]
Total length:316.0 ft. [96.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:47.6 ft. [14.5 m]
Skew angle:11°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:2003
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [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:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,500 [as of 1980]
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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:95.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,170,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2017GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good950095.5
October 2015GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good950095.5
October 2013GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good950095.5
September 2011GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good950095.5
October 2009GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good950095.5
October 2007GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good950095.5
October 2005GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good950095.1
October 2003PoorExcellentPoorExcellent950052.1
October 2001PoorSeriousPoorPoor950046.8
October 1999PoorSeriousPoorPoor950044.6
October 1997PoorSeriousPoorPoor950044.6
October 1995PoorSeriousPoorSerious950028.4
October 1993PoorPoorPoorSerious950027.7
October 1991PoorPoorPoorSerious950044.5