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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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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
Inventory number
BH 48884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 68.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
46,123

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

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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