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:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Truck traffic:7% 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:$792,800,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2018FairGoodFairGood-72.0
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, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Stringerlinear ft.134,851133,1871441,5182
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.610,552610,371130168
Steel Trusslinear ft.21,4884,31939316,7760
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.257,856256,0921,738242
Masonry Archlinear ft.360036000
Steel Main Cablelinear ft.12,44812,36658240
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.77,93277,81212000
Steel Secondary Cableeach6325943800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.31,78431,784000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.36,26633,4513632,4475
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.379,768379,67637055
Steel Gusset Plateeach2,48821,7737121
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,71231,1571,545100
Steel Columneach106400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.988988000
Steel Column Tower/Trestlelinear ft.552005520
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.182,1600145,72836,4320
Masonry Pier Walllinear ft.1,54399654610
Masonry Abutmentlinear ft.2661838300
Other Material Pier Caplinear ft.1,1001,0613900
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.203,414203,414000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.188,61784,940103,0536240
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.203,414202,55708570
Compression Jointlinear ft.10,1927,0242,2579110
Assembly with Sealeach152767600
Elastomeric Bearingeach3,9883,81795760
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,95215,952000
Movable Bearingeach3232000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.128128000
Fixed Bearingeach3,7943,7731290
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.16,84016,840000
Pot Bearingeach60382020
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,0804,080000
Disk Bearingeach4436800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,9922,992000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.32,66021,64010,6463740
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.264,09097,608109,41456,822246
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.722722000
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.13,7006,15007,5500