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South Street Bridge

Bridge replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2014

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Description 

South Street Bridge demolished in 2009. Replaced in 2010 by a new bridge and new approaches, and new ramp connections with the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76).

Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge over Schuylkill River on South Street
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1982; replaced 2010
Railroad
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Double leaf bascule, fixed in place
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.1 ft.
Total length: 582.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94667, -75.18667   (decimal degrees)
39°56'48" N, 75°11'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484053/4421854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0010 0011 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 46462 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 45850 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1998)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 53.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1975 42101)
20,000

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 9, 2010: Updated by Bill Stephens: New bridge opened in 2010
  • September 30, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • August 10, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Norfolk Southern Railway, not Railroad

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South Street Bridge
Posted September 30, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Attached is the elevation view of this bridge as specified in a 1980 set of rehab plan sheets.