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42nd Street Bridge

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42bd Street Bridge - July 12, 2009

Overview of Bridge that crosses former Pennsylvania Railroad now Amtrack tracks

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #142808

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Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Amtrak on 42nd Street in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Railroad
- Amtrak (AMTK)
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 262.2 ft.
Total length: 308.1 ft.
Deck width: 30.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97167, -75.20833   (decimal degrees)
39°58'18" N, 75°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482209/4424633 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0270 0125 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39260 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2008)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 63.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1978)
2,900

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • July 18, 2009: New photos from Raymond Klein

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Comments 

42nd Street Bridge
Posted July 17, 2012, by AL

This bridge has been completely rehabbed in 2006 and inlcuded rasing the clearance under the arch structure(by raising/reconstructing the bracing). It also got a brand new deck system, and a railing that replicated the old railing, AS steel traffic barrier was added to protect the hangers.