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RAILROAD AVENUE over READING CREEK

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Coordinates:
+40.28609, -75.22801
40°17'10" N, 75°13'41" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:RAILROAD AVENUE over READING CREEK
Structure number:000000000007113
Old structure number:091006005000000 (from 1992 edition)
Location:WEST OF CHALFONT 27G03
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Total length:37.1 ft. [11.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:19.0 ft. [5.8 m]
Skew angle:32°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1915
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Main span material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,594 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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 is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Operating rating:65.9 tons [59.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:38.9 tons [35.4 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:65.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
March 201565.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairFair4594
March 201365.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairFair4582
March 201164.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairFair5011
May 200931.6Structurally deficientSatisfactoryFairSerious5013
May 200731.6Structurally deficientSatisfactoryFairSerious4992
March 200542.2Structurally deficientSatisfactoryFairPoor5650
March 200342.3Structurally deficientSatisfactoryFairPoor5506
March 200142.5Structurally deficientSatisfactoryFairPoor5266
April 199846.2Structurally deficientSatisfactoryFairPoor378
July 199649.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairFair365
July 199455.6Functionally obsoleteGoodFairFair1637
July 199251.5Functionally obsoleteGoodFairFair1599
July 199047.0Functionally obsoleteGoodFairFair1537