RTE I278 over 6TH AVENUE, Gowanus Cana


+40.63643, -74.01887
40°38'11" N, 74°01'08" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE I278 over 6TH AVENUE, Gowanus Cana
Structure number:000000001065318
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:215.9 ft. [65.8 m]
Total length:18473.0 ft. [5630.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:94.5 ft. [28.8 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:13.8 ft. [4.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:29.5 ft. [9.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
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:322
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans 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: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:189,441 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations (including piles) on dry land well above flood water elevations. [9]
Sufficiency rating:43.3
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$792,800,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair18944143.3
October 2016PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair16246745.0
October 2015PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair16177149.0
November 2014PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair16177133.9
October 2013PoorFairPoorFair16180048.0
December 2012PoorFairPoorFair16180044.0
November 2011PoorFairPoorFair16180044.0
December 2010PoorFairPoorFair10324944.0
December 2009PoorFairPoorFair10014444.0
December 2008FairFairFairFair10044157.0
November 2007FairFairFairFair9266657.0
November 2006FairFairFairFair10314157.0
November 2005FairFairFairFair11929357.0
December 2004FairFairFairFair11929357.0
November 2003FairFairFairFair8417257.0
October 2002FairFairFairFair8400957.0
October 2001FairFairFairFair8400957.0
September 2000FairSatisfactoryFairFair14932358.0
December 1998PoorFairSeriousPoor9693328.0
December 1996PoorPoorSeriousSerious8414328.0
December 1994PoorSeriousSeriousSerious12112428.0
December 1992PoorPoorSeriousPoor7283913.0
June 1990PoorSeriousSeriousPoor10161128.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.259,605163,83289,5416,18943
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,286,340360,2221,557,124165,418203,576
Steel Stringerlinear ft.80,2739,53069,2951,40246
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.605,134107,811261,784122,786112,753
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,788,8691,417,984332,12538,7600
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.1,720,3851,387,670314,18618,5290
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.21,56410,8997,0583,57829
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.210,71378,30198,39910,66523,348
Steel Columneach724393972880
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.196,14943,04674,39559,43419,274
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2181300
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.291029100
Masonry Pier Walllinear ft.8080000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1738870150
Steel Abutmentlinear ft.35015200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.21701091080
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.9509500
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.31,1903,81116,35211,0270
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.625,251176,908271,239141,02536,079
Pourable Jointlinear ft.27,3609123,8922,499878
Compression Jointlinear ft.119071480
Assembly with Sealeach6906900
Elastomeric Bearingeach731347130
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.14624821822
Movable Bearingeach2,0835584691,04214
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,1304927754062,457
Fixed Bearingeach32193174540
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6421124593932
Pot Bearingeach1114538280
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.22438115269
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.60,54230,40229,6934470
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.484,821242,4178330241,571
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.35,01534,788184430