Germantown Avenue over Wissahickon Creek


+40.08431, -75.22794
40°05'04" N, 75°13'41" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:Germantown Avenue over Wissahickon Creek
Structure number:000000000039270
Old structure number:677301101001410 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:118.1 ft. [36.0 m]
Total length:316.0 ft. [96.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:47.6 ft. [14.5 m]
Skew angle:11°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:2003
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [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:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,500 [as of 1980]
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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:77.9 tons [70.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:46.9 tons [42.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:95.5
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$1,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201595.5Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good9500
October 201395.5Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good9500
September 201195.5Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good9500
October 200995.5Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good9500
October 200795.5Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good9500
October 200595.1Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good9500
October 200352.1Structurally deficientExcellentPoorExcellent9500
October 200146.8Structurally deficientSeriousPoorPoor9500
October 199944.6Structurally deficientSeriousPoorPoor9500
October 199744.6Structurally deficientSeriousPoorPoor9500
October 199528.4Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSerious9500
October 199327.7Structurally deficientPoorPoorSerious9500
October 199144.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorSerious9500