52nd Street over SEPTA


+39.94539, -75.22468
39°56'43" N, 75°13'29" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:52nd Street over SEPTA
Structure number:000000000039268
Old structure number:677301099001180 (from 1992 edition)
Location:S.BALTIMORE AVE. 27G13
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:66.9 ft. [20.4 m]
Total length:125.0 ft. [38.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:50.2 ft. [15.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:73.2 ft. [22.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:26.2 ft. [8.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:59°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1903
Year reconstructed:1988
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:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,300 [as of 1986]
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:72.8 tons [66.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:42.9 tons [39.0 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:92.5

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
March 201492.5Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodVery Good9300
March 201292.5Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 201092.5Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 200892.5Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 200692.5Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 200492.1Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 200296.1Not deficientVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 200096.1Not deficientVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 199896.1Not deficientVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 199675.8Not deficientVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 199478.1Not deficientVery GoodGoodVery Good9300
March 199278.1Not deficientExcellentExcellentGood9300
March 199078.1Not deficientExcellentExcellentGood9300