59th Street over AMTRAK and SEPTA


+40.50000, -75.22500
40°30'00" N, 75°13'30" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:59th Street over AMTRAK and SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039156
Old structure number:677301005906310 (from 1992 edition)
Location:N of Lancaster Ave 27E07
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Total length:310.1 ft. [94.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:51.8 ft. [15.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:69.9 ft. [21.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Owner:Railroad [27]
Year built:1926
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 22.5 / HS 25 [9]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,540 [as of 2012]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:38.9 tons [35.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:21.0 tons [19.1 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:22.0
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$5,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
June 201522.0Structurally deficientFairFairSerious1540
May 201319.7Structurally deficientPoorPoorSerious1540
May 201119.7Structurally deficientPoorPoorSerious1540
May 200927.2Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSerious1100
May 200727.2Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSerious1100
May 200526.8Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSerious1100
May 200328.9Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSerious1100
May 200131.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorSerious1100
May 199947.1Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor1100
May 199747.1Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor1100