Schuylkill Expressway Bridge

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Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
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The Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Coordinates 39°56′30″N 75°11′39″W / 39.94180°N 75.19418°W / 39.94180; -75.19418Coordinates: 39°56′30″N 75°11′39″W / 39.94180°N 75.19418°W / 39.94180; -75.19418
Carries I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway)
Crosses Schuylkill River,
Locale Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Official name Schuylkill Expressway Bridge
Owner Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Maintained by PennDOT
ID number 670076345404140
Characteristics
Design Riveted haunched deck plate girder
Material steel, concrete
Total length 1641.2 feet
Width 54.1 feet
Number of spans 6
Piers in water 6
History
Opened 1956
Statistics
Daily traffic 69,892 as of 2009
BH 45692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

The Schuylkill Expressway Bridge, built in 1956 by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and reconstructed and painted blue in 2010, carries the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) over the Schuylkill River between West Philadelphia and the Grays Ferry section of South Philadelphia.[1]

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  1. ^ "Historic Bridges of the United States:Schuylkill Expressway Bridge". Bridgehunter.com. James Baughn. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-08-25. Schuylkill Expressway 4 lane bridge, recently rebuilt and painted blue.