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NorfolkSouthern RR-Rt 183 (Schuylkill Avenue) Bridge

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Overview
Stringer bridge over Norfolk/Southern Rr on Sr 183(Lr 310)
Location
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34267, -75.93893   (decimal degrees)
40°20'34" N, 75°56'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/420254/4466214 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reading
Inventory numbers
PANBI 04741 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 77393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 45.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
5,981

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Updated Title per Research Oakley
  • May 27, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

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NorfolkSouthern RR-Rt 183 (Schuylkill Avenue) Bridge
Posted November 15, 2017, by George oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The project includes roadway reconstruction along with sidewalk and curb replacement,new inlets and drainage and the milling and resurfacing of parts of Route 183 and West Green Street.

NorfolkSouthern RR-Rt 183 (Schuylkill Avenue) Bridge
Posted November 15, 2017, by George oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 11/15/17 PennDOT unveiled plans at an open house Tuesday to replace this bridge which is structurally deficient according to PennDOT.Displays showing diagrams of the bridge,construction work and detours were presented.The work is expected to cost between $4 million to $5 million.The bridge will be 5 feet higher to accommodate taller trains and to bring it up to today's standards.Work is scheduled to start in the fall of 2019 and end in the fall of 2020.The project also includes roadway construction.

NorfolkSouthern RR-Rt 183 (Schuylkill Avenue) Bridge
Posted November 7, 2017, by George oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Reading Eagle printed another article today concerning the open house they are having on replacement of this bridge.The article is exact,word for word.

Norfolk/Southern Rr Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As per an article printed in the Reading Eagle on 10/31/17 PennDOT is scheduling an Open House Plans Display regarding replacement of this bridge on 11/14/17 from 6 to 8 PM in the Council Chambers Room In Reading City Hall.I have been over and under this bridge and never noticed any deterioration.Of course anything can happen with concrete.Maybe i might have to go check the bridge out being i live in Reading.If and when i do i'll post it here.