+40.30577, -75.89509
40°18'21" N, 75°53'42" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 422(LR 793) over SCHUYLKILL RIVER
Structure number:000000000004857
Old structure number:060422044006380 (from 1992 edition)
Location:E.OF I-176 OVERPASS
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:152.9 ft. [46.6 m]
Total length:580.1 ft. [176.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:67.9 ft. [20.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:75.5 ft. [23.0 m]
Skew angle:27°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
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: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: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:47,658 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:65.1
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,347,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairSatisfactoryFairGood4765865.1
November 2016FairSatisfactoryFairGood4787365.1
November 2014FairSatisfactoryFairGood4509065.1
January 2013FairSatisfactoryFairGood4513065.1
January 2011FairSatisfactoryFairGood2118470.9
October 2009FairSatisfactoryFairGood2118470.9
January 2009FairGoodSatisfactoryGood2094281.7
January 2007FairGoodSatisfactoryGood4233377.1
January 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryGood4174076.9
February 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryGood5379977.9
March 2001FairGoodSatisfactoryGood4676479.9
March 1999FairGoodSatisfactoryGood5084779.9
March 1997FairGoodSatisfactoryGood4320279.9
March 1995FairGoodSatisfactoryGood3898484.7
April 1993GoodGoodGoodGood3690584.7
June 1991GoodGoodGoodGood2925686.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,1221,122000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.43,01243,012000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.6,1706,170000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.43,01243,012000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.42,73340,1692,56400
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.38,48838,488000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,2001,200000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.43,01243,012000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.108102240
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2141961620
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.33000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1921791300
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.160155500
Movable Bearingeach88000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Fixed Bearingeach22000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.1,1301,125500