Gowen Avenue over SEPTA (Chestnut Hill E)


+40.06491, -75.19055
40°03'54" N, 75°11'26" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Gowen Avenue over SEPTA (Chestnut Hill E)
Structure number:000000000039243
Old structure number:677301019001570 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:37.1 ft. [11.3 m]
Total length:37.1 ft. [11.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:58.1 ft. [17.7 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1932
Year reconstructed:2001
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main span design:Box Beam or girders - Single or Spread [06]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,250 [as of 1999]
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:92.8 tons [84.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:43.9 tons [39.9 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:90.8
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
August 201590.8Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodVery Good4250
August 201390.8Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodVery Good4250
August 201190.8Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodVery Good4250
August 200990.8Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good4250
August 200790.8Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good4250
August 200590.6Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good4250
August 200394.6Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good4250
August 200194.7Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good3100
August 199942.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor3100
August 199742.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor3100
August 199547.1Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor3100
August 199347.1Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor3100
August 199131.6Structurally deficientPoorSeriousFair3100