49th Street over SEPTA


+39.93827, -75.20897
39°56'18" N, 75°12'32" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:49th Street over SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039200
Old structure number:677301009001240 (from 1992 edition)
Location:S of Chester Ave - 36J01
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Total length:120.1 ft. [36.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:59°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1894
Year reconstructed:1942
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2014 

Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:5,000 [as of 1985]
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:64.8 tons [58.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:34.9 tons [31.7 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:75.9
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
March 201475.9Structurally deficientSeriousFairGood5000
March 201278.0Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 201080.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairGood5000
March 200880.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairGood5000
March 200678.0Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 200477.8Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 200281.9Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 200081.9Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 199881.9Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 199679.8Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 199479.0Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 199277.0Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000
March 199077.0Structurally deficientPoorFairGood5000