Morrell Avenue over Byberry Creek


+40.06430, -75.98542
40°03'51" N, 75°59'08" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Morrell Avenue over Byberry Creek
Structure number:000000000039255
Old structure number:677301024003340 (from 1992 edition)
Location:W of Frankford Ave 20B03
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Total length:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:65.0 ft. [19.8 m]
Skew angle:18°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1958
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,800 [as of 1982]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Culvert condition:Moderate to major deterioration or disintegration, extensive cracking and leaching or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Minor settlement or misalignment. Noticeable scouring or erosion at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have significant distortion and deflection in one section, significant corrosion or deep pitting. [5]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Operating rating:29.9 tons [27.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:19.9 tons [18.1 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:69.8

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
July 201469.8Not deficient---7800
July 201283.9Not deficient---7800
July 201064.6Not deficient---7800
July 200864.6Not deficient---7800
July 200664.6Not deficient---7800
July 200464.4Not deficient---7800
July 200264.4Not deficient---7800
July 200064.4Not deficient---7800
July 199864.4Not deficient---7800
July 199670.4Not deficient---7800
July 199481.0Not deficient---7800
July 199265.3Not deficient---7800
July 199065.3Not deficient---7800