Fountain Street over Manayunk Canal


+40.03139, -75.23377
40°01'53" N, 75°14'02" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Fountain Street over Manayunk Canal
Structure number:000000000039232
Old structure number:677301016001270 (from 1992 edition)
Location:MANAYUNK CANAL 3479-C5
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad and waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:81.0 ft. [24.7 m]
Total length:85.0 ft. [25.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:15.1 ft. [4.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1885
Year reconstructed:1960
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:200 [as of 1980]
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Inventory rating:70.8 tons [64.4 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:67.0
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201567.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood200
September 201365.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood200
September 201149.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood200
September 200949.0Functionally obsoleteExcellentExcellentGood200
September 200749.0Functionally obsoleteExcellentExcellentGood200
September 200548.8Functionally obsoleteExcellentExcellentGood200
September 200344.8Functionally obsoleteExcellentExcellentGood200
September 200115.0Structurally deficientSeriousCriticalFair200
September 199915.0Structurally deficientSeriousCriticalFair200
September 199715.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousFair200
September 199515.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousFair200
September 199315.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousFair200
September 199115.0Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSatisfactory200