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East City Avenue Bridge, Northbound

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City Avenue Bridge, northbound with masonry piers, with City Avenue Bridge, southbound with two column concrete piers just upriver, photo July 2010

Photo taken by D. Thomsen

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Northbound East City Avenue, connecting from the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) to the Kelly Drive and Lincoln Drive

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Overview
Bridge over Schuylkill River on East City Avenue, Northbound
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1955 (reconstructed 1990)
Builder
- Noel W. Willis (Bridge Engineer, Philadelphia Streets Department)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 704.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.7 ft.
Also called
Northbound City Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01132, -75.20582   (decimal degrees)
40°00'41" N, 75°12'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/482434/4429033 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Germantown
Inventory numbers
PANBI 39055 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 45783 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
24,245

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Merged NBI data
  • August 10, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added categories, fuller description
  • August 2, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Add details

Sources 

  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com

Comments 

East City Avenue Bridge, Northbound
Posted May 17, 2012, by DK (dtknap [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is a link to a photo of an older deck truss resting on those stone piers. It appears to have been taken from the new northbound bridge in 1955 before the superstructure was replaced on the southbound bridge.

http://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/Detail.aspx?assetI...