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Walt Whitman Bridge

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Phila Walt Whitman Bridge01

Looking east from Philadelphia.

Photo taken by D. Thomsen

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BH Photo #169981

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Overview
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on I-76 in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1957; rehabilitated 1998
Builders
- Delaware River Port Authority
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 2,000.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Total length: 11,682.7 ft. (2.2 mi.)
Deck width: 79.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.90500, -75.13000   (decimal degrees)
39°54'18" N, 75°07'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/488887/4417221 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
117,700
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0076 0230 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31547 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2015: Updated by Don Morrison: Added Camden County, NJ to location
  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • August 14, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Delaware River Port Authority
  • August 5, 2010: New photos from Ian Ligget
  • July 19, 2010: New photo from D. Thomsen
  • May 12, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Ian Ligget
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Don Morrison