RTE I278 over 6TH AVENUE, Gowanus Cana


+40.63530, -74.01690
40°38'07" N, 74°01'01" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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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:18472.7 ft. [5630.2 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:29.9 ft. [9.1 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: October 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:162,467 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:10% 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]
Operating rating:88.2 tons [80.2 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:45.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$792,800,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201645.0PoorSatisfactoryPoorFairSD162467
October 201549.0PoorSatisfactoryPoorFairSD161771
November 201433.9PoorSatisfactoryPoorFairSD161771
October 201348.0PoorFairPoorFairSD161800
December 201244.0PoorFairPoorFairSD161800
November 201144.0PoorFairPoorFairSD161800
December 201044.0PoorFairPoorFairSD103249
December 200944.0PoorFairPoorFairSD100144
December 200857.0FairFairFairFairFO100441
November 200757.0FairFairFairFairFO92666
November 200657.0FairFairFairFairFO103141
November 200557.0FairFairFairFairFO119293
December 200457.0FairFairFairFairFO119293
November 200357.0FairFairFairFairFO84172
October 200257.0FairFairFairFairFO84009
October 200157.0FairFairFairFairFO84009
September 200058.0FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO149323
December 199828.0PoorFairSeriousPoorSD96933
December 199628.0PoorPoorSeriousSeriousSD84143
December 199428.0PoorSeriousSeriousSeriousSD121124
December 199213.0PoorPoorSeriousPoorSD72839
June 199028.0PoorSeriousSeriousPoorSD101611