+40.82283, -73.88467
40°49'22" N, 73°53'05" 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:309.7 ft. [94.4 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:34.8 ft. [10.6 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 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:55,675 [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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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]
Operating rating:67.7 tons [61.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:18.2 tons [16.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:54.4
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$34,092,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201554.4FairGoodFairSatisfactoryFO55675
October 201361.0FairGoodFairSatisfactoryFO98400
October 201161.0FairGoodFairSatisfactoryFO98400
December 201061.0FairGoodFairSatisfactoryFO104698
November 200961.0FairGoodFairSatisfactoryFO104698
July 200772.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO131206
July 200572.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO98400
June 200372.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO98400
July 200168.1FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO97753
July 199968.1FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO84644
November 199757.1FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO94556
July 199543.9PoorPoorPoorPoorSD64350
August 199343.9PoorPoorPoorFairSD41575
November 199143.9PoorPoorPoorPoorSD63663