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Delaware Memorial Bridge (1951 Eastbound)

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Photo taken by Jodi Christman 06/11/2011

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BH Photo #201302

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Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on Eastbound I-295/US 40
Location
New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1970
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Contractor)
- Charles H. Clarahan (Principal Designer)
- Delaware River Bay Authority
- Homer R. Seely (Project Engineer)
- Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff Corporation of Kansas City, Kansas (Consulting engineers)
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland (Consultant on Suspended Structure)
Design
Suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 2,150.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Total length: 10,796.5 ft. (2.0 mi.)
Deck width: 50.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69222, -75.53000   (decimal degrees)
39°41'32" N, 75°31'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/454556/4393732 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington South
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
46,123
Inventory number
BH 48884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 26, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 7, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • June 14, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • June 14, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • June 8, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia

Comments 

Delaware Memorial Bridge (1951 Eastbound)
Posted November 10, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,luke.I looked on the Delaware side,not the New Jersey side of the bridge where the building is located.

Delaware Memorial Bridge (1951 Eastbound)
Posted November 10, 2018, by Luke

It's on the eastern bank.

Delaware Memorial Bridge (1951 Eastbound)
Posted November 10, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dan,in the top picture in the comments section i see a building on the left but when I looked on satellite i didn't see it.When was it demolished?

Delaware Memorial Bridge (1951 Eastbound)
Posted November 10, 2018, by Dan Styer (Dan [dot] Styer [at] oberlin [dot] edu)

These photos taken sometime between 1955 and 1959 by Thomas W. Styer III (my father), during a westbound crossing.