Scale Gate Road over North Capitol Street


+38.93657, -77.00642
38°56'12" N, 77°00'23" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Scale Gate Road over North Capitol Street
Structure number:0042
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:92.5 ft. [28.2 m]
Total length:97.1 ft. [29.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.2 ft. [8.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:37.4 ft. [11.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.8 ft. [4.2 m]
Skew angle:13°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1960
Year reconstructed:2005
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:2,000 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:86.8 tons [78.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:51.9 tons [47.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:86.8

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201686.8GoodGoodGoodGoodFO2000
March 201489.8GoodGoodGoodGoodFO2000
March 201289.8GoodGoodGoodGood-2000
January 201089.8FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-2000
February 200886.2GoodVery GoodGoodGood-2500
September 200686.2GoodExcellentExcellentGood-2500
January 200686.2GoodExcellentExcellentGood-2500
August 200271.2FairFairFairFairFO2500
June 200183.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO2500
August 199981.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO2500
August 199764.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO2500
September 199553.9FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO2500
February 199367.6FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO2500
February 199267.6FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO2500
February 199078.6FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO2500

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.574568600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,4923,489012
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.3,6413,641000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.7670510
Compression Jointlinear ft.7676000
Elastomeric Bearingeach1212000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.44000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.9797000
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.9797000