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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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Facts 

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
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0076 0230 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31547 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
117,700

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