RTE 27 over RTE I278, EAST RIVER, RT


+40.70959, -73.99194
40°42'35" N, 73°59'31" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE 27 over RTE I278, EAST RIVER, RT
Structure number:000000002240027
Purpose:Carries highway and railroad over highway and waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:1469.9 ft. [448.0 m]
Total length:5815.2 ft. [1772.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:35.1 ft. [10.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:106.0 ft. [32.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:134.5 ft. [41.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1909
Year reconstructed:1968
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:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 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]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
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]
Sufficiency rating:72.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$100,402,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2016FairGoodFairGood-72.0
October 2014FairGoodFairGood11865747.0
November 2012FairGoodFairGood11870047.0
December 2010FairExcellentSatisfactoryFair4841647.0
November 2008FairExcellentSatisfactoryFair4841647.0
November 2006Fair-FairFair1859846.5
October 2004FairFairSatisfactoryFair1859845.5
November 2002FairFairFairFair1630244.8
November 2000PoorFairPoorSatisfactory172057.4
October 1998FairFairFairGood7521522.4
December 1996PoorPoorPoorPoor700927.2
November 1994PoorPoorSeriousSerious700922.0
November 1992PoorPoorSeriousPoor1162352.0
January 1991PoorPoorSeriousPoor1162352.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Stringerlinear ft.31,54931,5207184
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.160,361160,361000
Steel Trusslinear ft.21,4884,33333316,8220
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.257,856119,522138,242920
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.36,27733,4393852,4449
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.370,622370,622000
Steel Gusset Plateeach2,488661,8985213
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,728032,72800
Elastomeric Bearingeach2,1842,08527720
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.8,7368,736000
Fixed Bearingeach200197030
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,0721,072000