Scale Gate Road over North Capitol Street


+38.93657, -77.00642
38°56'12" N, 77°00'23" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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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