RT 501 (JFK BLVD) over NJ 139


+40.73887, -74.06228
40°44'20" N, 74°03'44" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RT 501 (JFK BLVD) over NJ 139
Structure number:0904150
Location:0.3 M E OF TONNELLE AVE
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:98.1 ft. [29.9 m]
Total length:102.0 ft. [31.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:97.1 ft. [29.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:20°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1926
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:25,220 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:73.2
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$8,000,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2018PoorPoorFairFair2522073.2
August 2016PoorPoorFairFair2522073.2
August 2014PoorPoorFairFair2471773.3
September 2012PoorPoorFairFair2430073.4
September 2010PoorPoorFairFair2430073.4
October 2008PoorPoorFairFair2380073.5
October 2006PoorPoorFairFair2283173.7
October 2004FairFairFairFair2249675.9
August 2002FairFairFairFair6155068.7
August 2000FairFairFairFair6155068.7
August 1998FairFairFairFair6034368.9
July 1996FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory5800081.9
March 1994FairFairFairFair4770067.6
October 1991FairFairFairFair4770067.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,9201,5801002400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.41008090240
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.9,8945,902103,9820
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.6,1205,86532520
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2000125750
Compression Jointlinear ft.200020000
Movable Bearingeach50500
Enclosed/Concealed Bearingeach3703700
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.20410104900