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PA 443(LR 140) over SCHUYLKILL RIVER

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Coordinates:
+40.62410, -76.17465
40°37'27" N, 76°10'29" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PA 443(LR 140) over SCHUYLKILL RIVER
Structure number:000000000030687
Old structure number:530443039027360 (from 1992 edition)
Location:COLUMBIA STREET
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Total length:137.1 ft. [41.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:22.3 ft. [6.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.8 ft. [10.0 m]
Skew angle:25°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1921
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:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:13,160 [as of 2018]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank and embankment protection is severely undermined. River control devices have severe damage. Large deposits of debris are in the channel. [4]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:59.4
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,847,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2018Fair-FairFair1316059.4
September 2016Fair-FairFair1354559.2
October 2014Poor-PoorPoor1375142.8
October 2012Poor-PoorPoor1198744.2
October 2010Poor-FairSerious1273222.0
October 2009Poor-FairSerious1268122.0
October 2008Poor-FairSerious1270822.0
October 2007Poor-FairSerious901523.9
October 2005Poor-FairSerious883824.2
February 2004Poor-FairPoor927846.4
February 2002Poor-FairPoor810347.4
February 2000Poor-FairPoor784247.6
February 1998Poor-FairPoor756747.8
February 1996Poor-FairPoor725248.1

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Reinforced Concrete Archlinear ft.1322073390
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.4115350
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1385330550
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.5005450
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.27020045250