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Delaware City Branch Channel Bridge

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Delaware City Branch Channel Bridge

BH Photo #313644

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Delaware City Branch Channel ; a channel of the Chesapeake & Delaware (C&D) Canal on Delaware Rt. 9 / 5th Street
Location
Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic; bascule bridge; the bridge is maintained in the closed position
History
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1991
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.6 ft.
Total length: 134.5 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Also called
C&D CANAL (BRANCH) Bridge
Branch Channel Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.57028, -75.59056   (decimal degrees)
39°34'13" N, 75°35'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/449275/4380230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delaware City
Inventory number
BH 65481 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 43.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
2,224

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 14, 2015: New Street View added by Andy Peters

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Sources 

  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Delaware City Branch Channel Bridge
Posted August 9, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

This drawbridge no longer operates, but now it has been replaced by a 2016 replacement bridge with no bascule span.