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 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,726 [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:Fair [5 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:$3,456,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairFairFairFair172673.2
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, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,6841,224396640
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,10014,97013000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.35417817600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,0001,000000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.12,0025,3365,1781,4880
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.10,23003,4106,8200
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.47002981720
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,0002,000000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach120750
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1600126340
Compression Jointlinear ft.176000176
Movable Bearingeach2505200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5240444
Fixed Bearingeach2502410
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5038444
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.680680000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,80103,80100