Willow Grove Ave. over SEPTA


+40.07401, -75.19752
40°04'26" N, 75°11'51" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Willow Grove Ave. over SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039176
Old structure number:677301000006240 (from 1992 edition)
Location:N of St. Martins Ln 16K04
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Total length:73.2 ft. [22.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.6 ft. [7.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:37.4 ft. [11.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Owner:Railroad [27]
Year built:1883
Year reconstructed:1963
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2013 

Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:6,880 [as of 2012]
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:21.9 tons [19.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:14.0 tons [12.7 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:12.2
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
May 201312.2Structurally deficientPoorSeriousPoor6880
January 201216.4Structurally deficientFairSeriousPoor6880
May 201116.4Structurally deficientFairSeriousPoor6880
May 20092.0Structurally deficientFairSeriousPoor5556
May 20072.0Structurally deficientFairSeriousPoor5556
May 20052.0Structurally deficientFairSeriousPoor5556
May 200313.3Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor5556
May 200113.3Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor5556
May 199913.3Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor5556
May 199734.4Structurally deficientFairFairFair5556