RTE 278 over RTE I278, 278I 278IX2MR1


+40.71063, -73.95564
40°42'38" N, 73°57'20" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE 278 over RTE I278, 278I 278IX2MR1
Structure number:000000001076460
Location:2.4 MI SW JCT I278 & I495
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Total length:48.9 ft. [14.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:50.2 ft. [15.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:14.8 ft. [4.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1957
Year reconstructed:2016
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span 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: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:13,414 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:14% 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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:70.1
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$3,694,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairFairFairFair1341470.1
August 2016PoorPoorPoorFair11473731.1
July 2015PoorPoorPoorFair12284431.1
July 2014PoorPoorPoorFair12284431.1
June 2013PoorPoorPoorFair12284435.1
July 2012PoorPoorFairFair12280054.7
July 2011PoorPoorFairFair497669.8
April 2010PoorPoorFairFair1562569.0
August 2009PoorPoorFairFair1562569.0
July 2007PoorPoorFairFair1679964.8
June 2005PoorPoorFairFair497660.7
July 2003PoorPoorGoodFair497662.9
May 2001FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory980878.4
September 1999FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory980878.4
September 1997PoorPoorSatisfactoryPoor980847.7
June 1995PoorPoorPoorPoor1150049.7
October 1993PoorPoorFairPoor1150046.5
November 1991PoorPoorFairPoor1150044.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.42514128220
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,4681,1561,1561,1560
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.2,7539561,79340
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.1,81201,80930
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.110001100
Compression Jointlinear ft.108010800
Elastomeric Bearingeach90900
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3603600
Fixed Bearingeach90900
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3603600
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.100010000