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Chestnut Street Schuylkill River Bridge

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Phila Chestnut Street Bridge01

Chestnut Street Bridge, looking downstream from the Market Street Bridge

Photo taken by D. Thomsen

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BH Photo #172480

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Overview
Girder bridge over Schuylkill River on Chestnut Street
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1957
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.9 ft.
Total length: 371.1 ft.
Deck width: 44.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95300, -75.18080   (decimal degrees)
39°57'11" N, 75°10'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484556/4422556 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory numbers
PA 67 0003 0090 2293 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 38938 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 45854 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 66.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
16,647

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Changed location

Sources 

  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Wikipedia

Comments 

Chestnut Street Bridge
Posted August 10, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

My guess would be that it is a 1957 bridge on a substructure that is partly composed of 1912 stone piers and abutments from a previous bridge. If you look at the pier, there seems to be a combination of stone and concrete.