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West River Drive Bridge

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Phila Spring Garden St bridge01

Top bridge is the Spring Garden Street bridge, bottom bridge is the West River Drive Bridge, with the Fairmount Dam further upstream, and the Philadelphia Water Department's river cleaning work boat R.E. Roy in the foreground.

Photo taken by D. Thomsen

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Overview
Girder bridge over Schuylkill River on West River Drive
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1966
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 228.0 ft.
Total length: 701.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96449, -75.18389   (decimal degrees)
39°57'52" N, 75°11'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484295/4423832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philadelphia
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0250 0012 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39256 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 45725 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1981)
17,500

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Changed location
  • July 27, 2010: New photo from D. Thomsen
  • July 26, 2010: Added by D. Thomsen

Sources 

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