West River Drive over Schuylkill River


+39.96476, -75.18455
39°57'53" N, 75°11'04" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:West River Drive over Schuylkill River
Structure number:000000000039256
Old structure number:677301025000120 (from 1992 edition)
Location:Schuylkill River - 28C10
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:228.0 ft. [69.5 m]
Total length:912.1 ft. [278.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:31°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1966
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:4
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2015 

Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:25,095 [as of 2012]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Operating rating:49.9 tons [45.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:29.9 tons [27.2 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:49.8
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
February 201549.8Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory25095
May 201447.1Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory25095
May 201249.5Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory25095
May 201059.2Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 200859.2Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 200659.2Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 200478.1Not deficientFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 200279.1Not deficientFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 200081.1Not deficientFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 199881.1Not deficientFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 199681.1Not deficientFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 199447.9Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory17500
May 199219.2Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorGood17500
May 199019.2Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorGood17500