+40.62505, -74.17770
40°37'30" N, 74°10'40" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE I278 over FOREST AVE
Structure number:000000001067651
Location:JCT I278+W SHORE EXPY
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:72.8 ft. [22.2 m]
Total length:167.0 ft. [50.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
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:3
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: August 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:38,018 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:71.6
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$3,434,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory3801871.6
August 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory4296371.3
August 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory4296371.3
September 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory3914671.5
November 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory7770769.1
May 2006FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory7650069.2
June 2004GoodGoodGoodVery Good4296372.3
May 2003GoodGoodGoodVery Good4296372.3
May 2002GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good3805273.6
May 2001FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory3805273.6
February 2000GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good3630473.7
March 1998FairFairSatisfactoryFair3586661.2
June 1996PoorSeriousFairPoor3390036.6
June 1994PoorSeriousFairPoor4881635.3
May 1992PoorSeriousFairPoor3349838.3
February 1990PoorFairPoorPoor3390041.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,13801,13800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.9,85909,85900
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.7,31407,31400
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.6,34606,34600
Reinforced Concrete Columneach80800
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.8808800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.8808800
Compression Jointlinear ft.176088880
Elastomeric Bearingeach3303300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.9909900
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.334033400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.890089000