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ROUTE 34 over HOUSATONIC RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.38367, -73.17161
41°23'01" N, 73°10'18" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:ROUTE 34 over HOUSATONIC RIVER
Structure number:01843
Location:1 MILE EAST OF JCT RT 111
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Total length:983.0 ft. [299.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:27.6 ft. [8.4 m]
Owner:Private (other than railroad) [26]
Year built:1919
Year reconstructed:1979
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:26
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,800 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:6% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:35.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$131,500,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2018PoorSatisfactoryPoorPoor980035.0
October 2016PoorSatisfactoryPoorPoor980035.0
February 2016PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1080018.0
October 2014PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1080018.0
January 2014PoorSatisfactoryPoorPoor970035.0
January 2012PoorSatisfactoryPoorPoor1030035.0
October 2010PoorSatisfactoryPoorPoor1030035.0
October 2009PoorFairPoorPoor1030034.0
January 2008PoorFairPoorPoor1030034.0
October 2007PoorFairPoorPoor900034.0
October 2005PoorFairPoorPoor900032.6
September 2004PoorSeriousSeriousPoor900015.6
June 2003PoorSeriousSeriousPoor950015.6
October 2002PoorSeriousSeriousPoor880015.6
May 2001PoorPoorSeriousPoor880015.6
June 2000PoorPoorSeriousPoor870015.6
April 1999PoorPoorSeriousPoor870015.6
March 1997PoorPoorSeriousFair870015.6
April 1995PoorPoorSeriousFair780015.6
April 1993PoorPoorSeriousFair700015.6
April 1991PoorPoorPoorFair870030.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.90029705994
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,6701,3667685360
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.2,2302,009196250
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.22,70316,9295,0517230
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.7501403702400
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.56035210
Deck
Open Grid Decksq. ft.2,1002,096040
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach3331200
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.1,45072272530
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.1,9661,7321301040