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BROOKLYN BRIDGE over I278 BKN-QNS EXP, EAST R

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Coordinates:
+40.70810, -73.99951
40°42'29" N, 73°59'58" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:BROOKLYN BRIDGE over I278 BKN-QNS EXP, EAST R
Structure number:000000002240019
Location:BROOKLYN BR OVER EAST RVR
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:1595.9 ft. [486.4 m]
Total length:5989.1 ft. [1825.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:86.0 ft. [26.2 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:11.8 ft. [3.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:131.2 ft. [40.0 m]
Skew angle:11°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1883
Year reconstructed:2016
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Suspension [13]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:136,229 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Channel protection:There are no noticeable or noteworthy deficiencies which affect the condition of the channel. [9]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$756,870,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018PoorVery GoodPoorPoor1362290.0
November 2016PoorVery GoodPoorPoor1366570.0
December 2014PoorGoodPoorPoor1341740.0
October 2012PoorPoorPoorPoor1342000.0
November 2010PoorPoorPoorPoor1321540.0
October 2008PoorPoorPoorPoor1063920.0
November 2006PoorPoorPoorPoor1111830.0
November 2004PoorPoorPoorPoor1404790.0
October 2002PoorPoorPoorPoor1296490.0
November 2000PoorSeriousPoorPoor1296490.0
October 1998PoorSeriousSeriousPoor1296490.0
October 1996PoorSeriousSeriousSerious1327740.0
October 1994PoorSeriousSeriousPoor1104320.0
December 1992PoorPoorSeriousPoor11043215.0
December 1990PoorSeriousSeriousSerious11043215.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.4,9534,953000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.25,01225,012000
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.77465611800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.11,34811,348000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.80,08277,7961972,0890
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.254,504254,504000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.3,7873,3552162160
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.3,7873,7474000
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.15,0343,12743211,4750
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.610,595610,593200
Steel Archlinear ft.1,11442206920
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.13,32513,325000
Reinforced Concrete Archlinear ft.756353369340
Masonry Archlinear ft.1,669379846480
Steel Main Cablelinear ft.13,93813,541384130
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.68,79268,787500
Steel Secondary Cableeach2,1392,04284130
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.150,997150,996100
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.50,79640,3749310,3272
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.537,600537,596400
Steel Gusset Plateeach940430864240
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.13,63013,630000
Substructure
Steel Columneach47310160
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,5142,514000
Other Material Columneach60600
Reinforced Concrete Columneach11000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.1,4211,035300860
Masonry Pier Walllinear ft.4,9341,9412,2107830
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1941740200
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.3022800
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.1,409975254090
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.17,78517,785000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.2722522000
Other Material Pier Caplinear ft.280028000
Deck
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.259,076259,0538150
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.252,159251,99916000
Corrugated or Orthotropic Decksq. ft.12,86712,867000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.12,53412,5142000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.12,86712,867000
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.1,02694454280
Compression Jointlinear ft.1,6511,510117240
Assembly with Sealeach1801423350
Other Jointlinear ft.1,2841,121115480
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach1591273200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.174174000
Movable Bearingeach88609190
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.9191000
Fixed Bearingeach2242071340
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.249241800
Other Bearingeach1616000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.53,87053,870000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.30,01029,724702160
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.181,938181,938000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.4,4474,1871341260
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.6,7046,60410000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.6,8816,8711000