RTE 281 over RTE I81


+42.74627, -76.13782
42°44'47" N, 76°08'16" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE 281 over RTE I81
Structure number:000000001031450
Location:JCT RTS 281 + I-81
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:77.8 ft. [23.7 m]
Total length:342.9 ft. [104.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:35.4 ft. [10.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:35°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1966
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,748 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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: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:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:73.2
Recommended work:Bridge deck replacement with only incidental widening. [37]
Estimated cost of work:$3,294,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2016FairFairFairSatisfactory174873.2
June 2014FairFairFairSatisfactory147773.3
May 2013FairFairFairSatisfactory154066.7
May 2012PoorPoorFairSatisfactory154064.7
June 2010FairFairGoodVery Good260983.8
June 2008FairFairGoodVery Good260983.8
October 2006FairFairGoodSatisfactory319877.4
September 2004FairFairGoodGood167384.8
September 2002FairFairGoodVery Good160584.8
October 2000FairFairGoodVery Good160584.8
May 1998FairFairFairSatisfactory170173.7
May 1996PoorPoorPoorSerious169138.4
May 1994PoorPoorPoorSerious166038.4
May 1992PoorPoorPoorPoor134955.8
April 1990PoorFairPoorPoor134957.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,68401,644400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,10009,8164,1511,133
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.12,002010,1721,8300
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.10,2300010,2300
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1201200
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.7407400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.160015370
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.176000176
Movable Bearingeach2505182
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6000654
Fixed Bearingeach2505200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5000545
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.680068000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,80103,80100