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PENROSE AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER & R.R.

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Coordinates:
+39.89730, -75.21263
39°53'50" N, 75°12'45" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:PENROSE AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER & R.R.
Structure number:000000000038666
Old structure number:670291006000000 (from 1992 edition)
Location:GEORGE PLATT MEM. 3699G07
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:680.2 ft. [207.3 m]
Total length:8780.3 ft. [2676.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:52.5 ft. [16.0 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:17.4 ft. [5.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3280.7 ft. [999.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1949
Year reconstructed:2012
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:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:44,831 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:In place but re-evaluation of design suggested [4]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:59.8 tons [54.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.9 tons [32.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:50.0
Recommended work:Bridge deck rehabilitation with only incidental widening. [36]
Estimated cost of work:$4,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
February 201450.0Not deficientSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory44831
February 201248.0Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory29276
March 201047.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory29352
May 200847.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory27304
July 200644.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory52500
May 200446.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory51262
April 200247.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory49419
February 200059.0Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory48446
20000.0Not applicable---6000
November 199763.0Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory44863
November 199563.0Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory41039
November 199363.0Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory48731
November 199152.0Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair34210