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UNIVERSITY AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER

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Coordinates:
+39.94200, -75.19727
39°56'31" N, 75°11'50" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:UNIVERSITY AVENUE over SCHUYLKILL RIVER
Structure number:000000000038906
Old structure number:673003005000000 (from 1992 edition)
Location:UNIVERSITY AVE. 3589J10
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:143.1 ft. [43.6 m]
Total length:546.0 ft. [166.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:54.5 ft. [16.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:73.2 ft. [22.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3280.7 ft. [999.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1929
Year reconstructed:1985
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:30,041 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:5% 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:53.9 tons [49.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:31.9 tons [29.0 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:66.0
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
May 201566.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair30041
May 201347.2Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair30041
May 201156.3Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair12576
May 200955.3Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair15088
July 200751.6Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory28266
July 200549.2Functionally obsoleteGoodFairSatisfactory27986
May 199449.5Structurally deficientPoorFairSatisfactory37102
May 199247.2Not deficientPoorFairSatisfactory36446
May 199052.3Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory34786