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Washington Street Bridge

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BH Photo #334563

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete open spandrel arch bridge over Brandywine Creek, Conrail on Washington St. in Wilmington
Location
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922; rehabilitated 2000
Builders
- Benjamin H. Davis of New York City, New York (Final Designer)
- J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore, Maryland & Chicago, Illinois (Preliminary Designer)
- Vance W. Torbert of New York City, New York (Final Designer)
- Walsh Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa (Contractor)
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Interurban
- Wilmington & Philadelphia Traction Co. (W&PTC)
Design
reinforced concrete open spandrel arch, according to Delaware DOT
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 720.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75194, -75.54806   (decimal degrees)
39°45'07" N, 75°32'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/453049/4400369 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington North
Inventory number
BH 12304 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 69.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
9,791

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • August 8, 2015: Updated by Andy Peters: clarifies description to open spandrel arch; adds Delaware DOT link
  • August 16, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Brandywine Creek

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