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Margie Street Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Amtrak on Margie Street in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to vehicular traffic, at least, since between 2014/16
History
Built 1919; rehabilitated 1969; closed between 2014-16
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 111.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 30.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.99394, -75.16380   (decimal degrees)
39°59'38" N, 75°09'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/486017/4427097 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
4,300
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0070 0178 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39171 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Updated status per comments
  • February 19, 2017: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • December 7, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Margie Street Bridge
Posted November 27, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

It was probably closed sometime between September 2014 and November 2016, actually - the latest StreetView on the bridge/on the drive itself is from 2014, while the latest NBI inspection says it's closed and that's 2016.

In any event, if you check the view at either end of the drive (views from 2018 and from just this past June), there are indeed barricades that block vehicular traffic, at least.

Can people still walk across?

Margie Street Bridge
Posted November 26, 2019, by Yiannis D (jyiannako [at] live [dot] com)

This bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic since February 2017 yet on this page it says otherwise