Seventeenth Street over SEPTA


+39.99903, -75.15868
39°59'56" N, 75°09'31" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Seventeenth Street over SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039110
Old structure number:677301001702350 (from 1992 edition)
Location:at Indiana Avenue 28G04
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:134.8 ft. [41.1 m]
Total length:139.1 ft. [42.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:68.2 ft. [20.8 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:29.5 ft. [9.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1988
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,700 [as of 2012]
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:68.9 tons [62.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:52.9 tons [48.1 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:91.5
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
February 201591.5Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactoryGood9700
June 201391.5Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactoryGood9700
December 201090.5Functionally obsoleteGoodVery GoodGood9700
December 200890.5Functionally obsoleteGoodVery GoodGood9700
December 200629.7Structurally deficientGoodVery GoodGood9700
February 200790.5Functionally obsoleteGoodVery GoodGood9700
December 200471.7Functionally obsoleteGoodVery GoodGood9700
December 200275.8Functionally obsoleteGoodVery GoodGood9700
December 200075.8Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood9700
October 199875.8Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood9700
December 199690.0Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodGood9700
December 199492.2Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodGood9700
December 199292.2Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodGood9700
December 199076.0Not deficientExcellentExcellentGood9700