PA 378(LR 297) over LEHIGH RIV,R.R.,CITY STS


+40.61570, -75.38457
40°36'57" N, 75°23'04" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PA 378(LR 297) over LEHIGH RIV,R.R.,CITY STS
Structure number:000000000023182
Old structure number:390378007400000 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:170.9 ft. [52.1 m]
Total length:1607.0 ft. [489.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:62.0 ft. [18.9 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.7 ft. [4.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1924
Year reconstructed:1990
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:10
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck) [2]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:42,708 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 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]
Underclearances appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:50.7
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$4,052,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2017FairFairFairFair4270850.7
April 2015FairFairFairFair3801555.0
April 2013FairFairFairFair3801555.0
April 2011FairFairFairFair1706862.7
April 2009FairFairFairFair1612963.1
April 2007FairFairFairFair3658655.5
April 2005FairFairFairFair3826454.9
April 2003FairSatisfactoryFairFair3556557.1
October 2002FairSatisfactoryFairFair3549957.1
October 2000FairSatisfactoryFairFair3362157.8
October 1998FairSatisfactoryFairFair3925655.8
October 1996FairSatisfactoryFairFair3583557.0
October 1994FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory3558152.7
October 1992FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2948767.9
November 1990FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory2868468.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.68666212120
Steel Stringerlinear ft.2,7362,736000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.21,50621,506000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.19,26018,1041,15600
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.17,374017,37400
Steel Trusslinear ft.684684000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.21,50621,506000
Reinforced Concrete Archlinear ft.1,1968741669165
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,1201,1101000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.21,50621,506000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.80664692644
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1321139100
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.125428300
Compression Jointlinear ft.124124000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.4242000
Movable Bearingeach44000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.21,50621,506000
Enclosed/Concealed Bearingeach1414000
Fixed Bearingeach1818000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.7287121600
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.2,5262,4864000