Germantown Avenue over Wissahickon Creek


+40.08431, -75.22794
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 2015 

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]
Operating rating:77.9 tons [70.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:46.9 tons [42.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:95.5
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201595.5GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-9500
October 201395.5GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-9500
September 201195.5GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-9500
October 200995.5GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-9500
October 200795.5GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-9500
October 200595.1GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-9500
October 200352.1PoorExcellentPoorExcellentSD9500
October 200146.8PoorSeriousPoorPoorSD9500
October 199944.6PoorSeriousPoorPoorSD9500
October 199744.6PoorSeriousPoorPoorSD9500
October 199528.4PoorSeriousPoorSeriousSD9500
October 199327.7PoorPoorPoorSeriousSD9500
October 199144.5PoorPoorPoorSeriousSD9500