ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street


+38.87521, -76.97433
38°52'31" N, 76°58'28" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street
Structure number:1001
Location:Anacostia Freeway, S.E.
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:51.8 ft. [15.8 m]
Total length:56.1 ft. [17.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:107.9 ft. [32.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:113.5 ft. [34.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
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:Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck) [2]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2014

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:58,000 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:57.9 tons [52.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.0 tons [31.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:78.9
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$2,750,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
July 201478.9PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD58000
August 201280.9PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD58000
August 201080.8PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD58000
September 200877.8PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD58000
October 200683.5PoorPoorSatisfactoryGoodSD75600
October 200485.5FairFairSatisfactoryGoodFO75600
November 200274.5FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO75600
January 200172.5PoorPoorFairSatisfactorySD75600
August 199881.5PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD75600
October 199681.5PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD75600
September 199490.0FairFairSatisfactoryGoodFO75600
July 199290.0FairFairSatisfactoryGoodFO75600
July 199090.0FairFairSatisfactoryGoodFO75600