Rating:
3 votes

Fisher's Lane Bridge

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Tacony Creek on Fisher's Lane in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1796; rehabilitated 1801
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 54.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02000, -75.10333   (decimal degrees)
40°01'12" N, 75°06'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/491182/4429982 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Frankford
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0040 0120 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39144 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31516 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2008)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 41.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
50

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens

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Fisher's Lane Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Bob Forrester (rmoribayashi [at] gmail [dot] com)

The reason ADT on Fisher's Lane Bridge went from 3100 to 50 was the closing of the southern end of Fisher's Lane by the year 2000. The lane had been an unusual inner city scenic shortcut during the day but the narrow roadway, poor lighting and winding path made "Snake Road", as it was locally called, a popular site for late night joyriding. Despite the closing it is still a magnet for automobile crashes and fatalities, one as recently as 2015.