State Bridges Listing as of July 2017 Transportation

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 22 Sep 2017

This is the total listing of all State Bridge structures for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with designation fields for the structures to be repaired or replaced under the 2015-2020 Governor’s Structurally Deficient Bridge Goal. Let – award (a contract for a particular project) to an applicant RBR - This public-private partnership (P3) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to the consortium of Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is taking advantage of the new P3 tool, signed into law in 2012, to address the state’s roughly 4,500 structurally deficient (SD) bridges. “N” or “- -“ is null or no information DEMO - means the structure has been demolished. The project is an initiative to replace aging bridges throughout Pennsylvania. Replacing the bridges will provide motorists with new, modern structures and allow PennDOT to remove them from their structurally deficient list. The bridges are primarily crossings on smaller state highways, many in rural areas, rather than interstate bridges or large river crossings. This database contains inspection, selection and schedule information and therefore may not be used in legal actions or proceedings against the bridge owner. Furthermore, all information contained herein is subject to change without notice. (Reference 65 P.S. Sec 66.1 et sep., 75 pa C.S. Sec 3754 and 23 U.S.C. Sec 409.) General data disclaimer: This data is a compilation of information from different databases and planned projects (current as of posting), and may contain errors and omissions. Furthermore, all information contained herein is to be used for general informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Please see the listed contact for specific data questions. This data also contains structural inspection, project selection and scheduling information that is provided in the interest of transparency without waiving any legal rights. This data may contain essential components of protected safety studies, which are not subject to disclosure or use in legal actions or proceedings against the bridge owner. See 23 U.S.C. § 409; 75 Pa. C.S. § 3754; 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.

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This dataset has the following 31 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Completed Bridge Countcompleted_bridge_countnumberA count of 1 for each line which represents a bridge that is Let or completed as part of the Governor's Structurally Deficient Bridge Goal. Let - award (a contract for a particular project) to an applicant
Total Bridge Counttotal_bridge_countnumberA count of 1 for each line that represents a bridge that is part of the Governor's Structurally Deficient Bridges to be repaired or replaced . This is used to sum the bridges that are to be completed or LET by 2020 as part of the Governor's Structurally Deficient Bridge Goal.
Bridge Reference Numberbridge_reference_numbertextUnique identifier assigned to the bridge structure.
CountycountytextName of the county where bridge is located.
Bridge IDbridge_idtextIdentification number assigned to bridge location.
Location Structure Namelocation_structure_nametextGeographic location of bridge, or the official, or commonly used, name for bridge.
Feature Carriedfeature_carriedtextRoadway that continues (or is carried) over bridge. Roadway is identified by either the assigned street name or number, and possibly the direction of traffic using the bridge (for example, EB means eastbound). Abbreviation indicates whether the roadway is a federal highway (I for interstate), state-owned roadway (SR for state route), or local roadway owned by township/municipality.
Feature Intersectedfeature_intersectedtextRoadway, waterway or railroad (or combination of these) that exists underneath the bridge
Owner Codeowner_codenumberTwo-digit code identifying governmental agency or railroad that owns bridge and is responsible for inspecting and maintaining the physical structure. 01 PennDOT 02 County Highway Agency 03 Town or Township Highway Agency 04 City, Municipal Highway Agency, Borough 11 State Park, Forest or Reservation Agency 12 Local Park, Forest or Reservation Agency 21 Other State Agencies 25 Other Local Agencies 26 Private (other than railroad) 27 Railroad 31 State Toll Authority 32 Local Toll Authority 60 Other Federal Agencies (not listed below) 62 Bureau of Indian Affairs 64 U.S. Forest Service 66 National Park Service 68 Bureau of Land Management 69 Bureau of Reclamation 70 Military Reservation Corps of Engineers 80 Unknown
LengthlengthnumberLength of the bridge measured in feet.
Deck Areadeck_areanumberThe bridge deck area in square feet as determined by multiplying the maximum structure span length by the out-to-out width of the bridge deck
Number of SectionsspansnumberTotal number of sections (or spans) to the bridge from edge of roadway to support (pier), and from support to support.
Structure TypestructuretypetextMaterial and construction type of bridge’s superstructure.
Year Builtyear_builttextYear the Bridge was built.
Post Statuspost_statustextOperational status of bridge: Open – bridge is open to traveling public Closed – bridge is closed to vehicular traffic (barriers and signs put in place). Pedestrian traffic may/may not be allowed. Posted – bridge is open but signs have been placed stating a weight limit that can travel across the bridge. Temp – bridge has temporary supports and/or restrictions in place. U/CON- bridge is closed due to construction “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO - Bridge that has been demolished and/or replaced with another structure
Weight Limit Single(Tons)weight_limit_single_tonstextIf bridge is posted, signs are placed to indicate the maximum weight (in tons) of a single vehicle (for example, a concrete mixer truck) that can travel on the bridge. “1 TRK” means that the bridge is limited to one truck traveling on it a time without a weight limit. “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Weight Limit Comb(Tons)weight_limit_comb_tonstextIf bridge is posted, signs are placed to indicate the maximum weight (in tons) of a combination vehicle (for example, tractor trailer) that can travel on the bridge. “1 TRK” means that the bridge is limited to one truck traveling on it a time without a weight limit. “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Why Bridge Posted or Closedwhy_bridge_posted_or_closedtextThis item indicates the reason why the bridge was posted or closed. This is known as item VP06 in BMS2. “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Cond Rate Bridge Deckcond_rate_bridge_decktextSingle-digit number that describes the physical condition of the deck (top surface of bridge that carries traffic) compared to its original as-built condition. Number is assigned by state-certified bridge inspectors during each inspection of the bridge, which occurs at least every two years. Number range is nine to zero. See the description for Condition Rating – Superstructure for a general definition of each number “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Cond Rate Bridge Superstructurecond_rate_bridge_superstructuretextSingle-digit number that describes the physical condition of the superstructure compared to its original as-built condition. Number is assigned by state-certified bridge inspectors during each inspection of the bridge, which occurs at least every two years. Number range is nine to zero. A rating of 4 or below indicates poor conditions that result in a structural deficient classification. N = Not applicable 9 = Excellent 8 = Very good 7 = Good, some minor problems noted 6 = Satisfactory, structural elements showing minor deterioration 5 = Fair, primary structural elements are sound but showing minor cracks and signs of deterioration 4 = Poor, deterioration of primary structural elements has advanced 3 = Serious, deterioration has seriously affected the primary structural components 2 = Critical, deterioration of primary structural components has advanced and bridge will be closely monitored, or closed, until corrective action can be taken. 1 = Imminent failure, major deterioration in critical structural components. Bridge is closed but corrective action may put the bridge back into light service. 0 = Failed, bridge is out of service and beyond corrective action. Superstructure is the underlying or supporting part of a bridge, for example steel members under the deck. DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Cond Rate Bridge Substructurecond_rate_bridge_substructuretextSingle-digit number that describes the physical condition of the substructure compared to its original as-built condition. Number is assigned by state-certified bridge inspectors during each inspection of the bridge, which occurs at least every two years. See the description for Condition Rating – Superstructure for an explanation of each number. Substructure is the part of the bridge that supports the super-structure such as piers and abutments. “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Cond Rate Bridge Culvertcond_rate_bridge_culverttextSingle-digit number that describes the physical condition of the culvert compared to its original as-built condition. Number is assigned by state-certified bridge inspectors during each inspection of the bridge, which occurs at least every two years. See the description for Condition Rating – Superstructure for an explanation of each number. Culvert is a curved or rectangular structure below the roadway surface used primarily for water flow. “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Structurally Deficientstructurally_deficient_or_functionally_obsoletetextIndication of bridge’s overall status in terms of structural soundness and ability to service traveling public. “SD” indicates that the bridge has deterioration to one or more of its major components. “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Cond Rate Func Obsoletecond_rate_func_obsoletetextIndication of bridge’s overall status in terms of structural soundness and ability to service traveling public. “FO” indicates that the bridge has older features (for example, road widths and weight limits) compared to more recently built bridges. “N” or “- -“ is a null or no information DEMO means the structure has been demolished
Sufficiency Ratingsufficiency_ratingnumberA calculated rating indicating the bridge’s sufficiency (or capability). Factors included in the calculation are: • the structure’s adequacy and safety (accounting for 55% and based on inspection data), • the structure’s serviceability and functional obsolescence (accounting for 30% and based on ability of bridge to meet current traffic conditions), and • how essential the bridge is for public use (accounting for 15%) Ratings range from 100 (entirely sufficient) to 0 (entirely insufficient or deficient). The Sufficiency Rating is considered by the federal government when a state requests federal bridge dollars to improve the condition of the bridge. Bridges with low sufficiency ratings are eligible for more funds. Sufficiency Rating Funding Eligibility 80 – 100 Not available 50 – 79 Eligible for costs to rehabilitate or refurbish bridge 0 – 49 Eligible for costs to replace bridge. “N” or “- -“is used as a null or no information DEMO - means the structure has been demolished.
Administrative Areaadministrative_areanumberOrganization of several municipalities that serve areas with greater than 50,000 people for the purpose of planning in a more comprehensive manner; PA has 15 MPOs. “N” or “- -“is used as a null or no information DEMO - means the structure has been demolished.
Municipal Codemunicipal_codetextCode corresponding to the local municipality that owns the bridge. “N” or “- -“is used as a null or no information DEMO - means the structure has been demolished.
Average Daily Trafficannual_daily_trafficnumberThis is the average number of vehicles that cross the bridge each day. “N” or “- -“is used as a null or no information DEMO - means the structure has been demolished.
Estimated Let Dateestimated_let_datetextLet - award (a contract for a particular project) to an applicant. RBR in the date field notes that it is part of the RBR project, and that a firm date has not been published. RBR - This public-private partnership (P3) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to the consortium of Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is taking advantage of the new P3 tool, signed into law in 2012, to address the state’s roughly 4,500 structurally deficient (SD) bridges. The project is an initiative to replace aging bridges throughout Pennsylvania. Replacing the bridges will provide motorists with new, modern structures and allow PennDOT to remove them from their structurally deficient list. The bridges are primarily crossings on smaller state highways, many in rural areas, rather than interstate bridges or large river crossings.
Actual Let Dateactual_let_datetextLet - award (a contract for a particular project) to an applicant. RBR in the date field notes that it is part of the RBR project, and that a firm date has not been published. RBR - This public-private partnership (P3) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to the consortium of Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is taking advantage of the new P3 tool, signed into law in 2012, to address the state’s roughly 4,500 structurally deficient (SD) bridges. The project is an initiative to replace aging bridges throughout Pennsylvania. Replacing the bridges will provide motorists with new, modern structures and allow PennDOT to remove them from their structurally deficient list. The bridges are primarily crossings on smaller state highways, many in rural areas, rather than interstate bridges or large river crossings.
MPMSmpmsnumberThe Multi-modal Project Management System (MPMS) is an inventory of Highway and Bridge, Mass Transit, Aviation, Rail Freight and Ports and Waterways projects. This project inventory is used to create official reports that are submitted to the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration and the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission as well as tracking project delivery. Project information is reported as part of the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP, regionally and statewide) and as part of the Commonwealth's Twelve Year Program (TYP).