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Wissahickon Creek Bridge

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According to PennDOT records, the bridge was replaced in 1988. The welded stringers with coverplates were placed on rehabilitated abutments from an earler bridge.

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Wissahickon Creek on Northwestern Avenue
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1888; rehabilitated 1988
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 111.9 ft.
Deck width: 30.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08878, -75.22770   (decimal degrees)
40°05'20" N, 75°13'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/480588/4437635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Germantown
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0230 0033 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 39250 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 50703 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2009)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 82.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1974)
3,400

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description note and second county

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