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RIDGE AVENUE over WISSAHICKON CREEK

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Coordinates:
+40.01490, -75.20670
40°00'54" N, 75°12'24" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:RIDGE AVENUE over WISSAHICKON CREEK
Structure number:000000000038951
Old structure number:673009010001200 (from 1992 edition)
Location:GUSTINE LAKE INTER3479G08
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:98.1 ft. [29.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:65.0 ft. [19.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1888
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Masonry [8]
Main spans design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,134 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Operating rating:50.8 tons [46.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:24.9 tons [22.6 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:36.5
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
March 201436.5Structurally deficient-PoorPoor9134
March 201237.5Structurally deficient-PoorPoor8847
April 201034.9Not deficient-PoorPoor11260
November 200835.0Structurally deficient-PoorPoor11235
November 200647.1Structurally deficient-PoorPoor11188
March 200747.2Structurally deficient-PoorPoor11077
November 200445.1Structurally deficient-PoorPoor14565
November 200260.9Functionally obsolete-FairFair14041
November 200061.9Functionally obsolete-FairFair11817
November 199861.9Functionally obsolete-FairFair11631
October 199653.1Functionally obsolete-FairFair31923
November 199452.2Functionally obsolete-SatisfactoryFair31923
January 199336.2Functionally obsolete-SatisfactoryFair31923
February 199136.2Functionally obsolete-SatisfactoryFair31923