With daily traffic averaging 13,400 vehicles per day, the 200 year-old Germantown Avenue bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was beginning to show signs of structural wear. Replacement of the bridge became necessary as it continued to face the flooding of the Wissahickon Creek and restrictions of the roadway from its pedestrian sidewalks and traffic barriers. The replacement bridge presented engineering challenges because of its curved alignment and the effect of scour on the foundations of the piers of the bridge. Community participation in the project ensured that the project was completed without compromising historical and environmental concerns.

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    James Informational Media, Incorporated

    2720 South River Road, Suite 126
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018-
  • Authors:
    • Sear, K
  • Publication Date: 2005-2


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 62-65
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM