Chelten Avenue over SEPTA (Chestnut Hill W.)


+40.03833, -75.17214
40°02'18" N, 75°10'20" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:Chelten Avenue over SEPTA (Chestnut Hill W.)
Structure number:000000000039126
Old structure number:677301002002950 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Total length:57.1 ft. [17.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:47.6 ft. [14.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:83.7 ft. [25.5 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:26.2 ft. [8.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1917
Year reconstructed:1982
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:6,600 [as of 2009]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:64.9 tons [59.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:38.9 tons [35.4 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:62.4
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
August 201562.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 201362.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 201162.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 200962.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 200762.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 200562.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 200366.4Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 200166.4Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 199966.4Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 199766.4Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 199565.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6600
August 199365.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair6600
August 199149.4Structurally deficientFairFairPoor6600