+40.82268, -73.88456
40°49'22" N, 73°53'04" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE I278 over BRONX RIVER
Structure number:000000002066672
Location:.1 MI E I278+I878
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:107.0 ft. [32.6 m]
Total length:312.0 ft. [95.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:71.9 ft. [21.9 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:22.0 ft. [6.7 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:32.8 ft. [10.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1952
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Other [9]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:55,457 [as of 2010]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:77.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$42,761,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2017FairGoodFairSatisfactory5545777.0
October 2015FairGoodFairSatisfactory5567554.4
October 2013FairGoodFairSatisfactory9840061.0
October 2011FairGoodFairSatisfactory9840061.0
December 2010FairGoodFairSatisfactory10469861.0
November 2009FairGoodFairSatisfactory10469861.0
July 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory13120672.0
July 2005FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory9840072.0
June 2003FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory9840072.0
July 2001FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory9775368.1
July 1999FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory8464468.1
November 1997FairSatisfactoryFairFair9455657.1
July 1995PoorPoorPoorPoor6435043.9
August 1993PoorPoorPoorFair4157543.9
November 1991PoorPoorPoorPoor6366343.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.9866861002000
Reinforced Concrete Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.1,105931129450
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.648476151210
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,2001,10010000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.2,2692,08818100
Reinforced Concrete Stringerlinear ft.45030814200
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,4501,16029000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.17,75414,5393,203120
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.8,1786,2301,932160
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.896493384190
Reinforced Concrete Floor Beamlinear ft.4914048700
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,1021,102000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1712500
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.35624595160
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1741571700
Open Grid Decksq. ft.5,5965,596000
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.909909000
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.6859630
Compression Jointlinear ft.2219198320
Open Jointlinear ft.7272000
Elastomeric Bearingeach2121000
Fixed Bearingeach4038200
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.386386000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.176176000