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CHESTNUT STREET over SCHUYLKILL RIVER

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Coordinates:
+39.95311, -75.18163
39°57'11" N, 75°10'54" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:CHESTNUT STREET over SCHUYLKILL RIVER
Structure number:000000000038938
Old structure number:670003009022930 (from 1992 edition)
Location:1MI.W.CITY HALL 3590A08
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:175.9 ft. [53.6 m]
Total length:371.1 ft. [113.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.3 ft. [13.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:65.3 ft. [19.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3280.7 ft. [999.9 m]
Skew angle:11°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1912
Year reconstructed:1957
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:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,721 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry 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 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:71.8 tons [65.3 metric tons]
Inventory rating:42.9 tons [39.0 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:65.8
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$3,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
March 201465.8Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor11721
March 201265.6Structurally deficientPoorFairPoor12265
March 201064.0Structurally deficientPoorFairPoor16684
March 200866.2Structurally deficientFairFairPoor16647
April 200684.4Not deficientFairFairFair13051
April 200483.7Not deficientFairFairFair15887
March 200266.5Structurally deficientFairFairPoor15699
January 200084.3Not deficientFairFairFair13634