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Vine Street Expressway bridge


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Vine Street Expressway bridge, looking downstream from the east bank of the Schuylkill River

Photo taken by D. Thomsen


BH Photo #169986


Vine Street Expressway (I-676/US 30) westbound feeds into ramp for the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) eastbound and JFK Boulevard exit at 30th Street, and into (I-76) westbound. (NBI 670676000206220)


Deck girder bridge over Schuylkill River, CSX tracks, I676 East ramp from Eakins Oval on I-676/US 30
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1959, PennDOT, Reconstructed 1989
Structure Length: 270.4 m
Bridge Roadway Width: 25.3 m
Operating Rating: 63.5 Metric Tons
Minimum Vertical Underclearance: 4 m over Highway
Number of Spans in Main Unit: 3 Spans
Material Design: Steel continuous
Design Construction: Girder and Floorbeam System
Number of Approach Spans: 5
Approach Material Design: Steel
Approach Design Construction: Mixed Types
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 887.2 ft.
Deck width: 83.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96000, -75.18000   (decimal degrees)
39°57'36" N, 75°10'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484626/4423333 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
PA 67 0676 0002 0622 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 38686 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 45677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: (NBI 670676000206220)
  • August 14, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Add category:Painted blue
  • August 10, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added categories
  • July 27, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged Bridge With NBI Listing
  • July 27, 2010: New photo from D. Thomsen
  • July 20, 2010: Added by D. Thomsen



Vine Street Expressway bridge
Posted August 8, 2020, by George A Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to WNBC channel 10 news the barges that were stuck underneath this bridge were removed late thursday morning.I-676 is still closed until more inspections are completed.The only damage noticed so far was a bent stiffener bracket which is not threatening the structural integrity.The bridge can open before this repair according to a PennDOT district executive.

Vine Street Expressway bridge
Posted August 5, 2020, by George A Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was watching the news tonight on WPVI channel 6 out of Philadelphia and saw that a barge that the Army Corps of Engineers was using to dredge portions of the Schuylkill River above the Fairmount Dam broke free during Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday around 5 p.m. and ended up hitting this bridge,forcing the bridge to be closed to traffic.Bridge inspectors were on the scene Wednesday to look for any damage.Only minor structural issues were discovered,and there was no damage that would compromise the structural integrity of the bridge.PennDOT said this bridge will be closed until Thursday afternoon.That's when the river level is expected to recede to the point the barge can be moved.Detours are in effect during the bridge closure.