RTE 27 over RTE I278, EAST RIVER, RT


+40.70968, -73.99213
40°42'35" N, 73°59'32" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE 27 over RTE I278, EAST RIVER, RT
Structure number:000000002240028
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:1469.9 ft. [448.0 m]
Total length:6119.4 ft. [1865.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:96.1 ft. [29.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:134.5 ft. [41.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1909
Year reconstructed:1990
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:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:55,516 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
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:45.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$792,800,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2018FairGoodFairFair5551645.0
October 2016FairGoodFairFair5847445.0
October 2014FairGoodFairFair5835245.0
November 2012FairGoodFairFair5840045.0
December 2010FairGoodFairFair4841645.0
November 2008FairGoodFairFair4841645.0
November 2006FairGoodFairFair2834645.0
October 2004FairGoodGoodFair2834645.0
November 2002FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory5145734.1
October 2000FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory5193322.4
October 1998FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory6372722.4
December 1996PoorPoorPoorPoor637277.2
November 1994PoorPoorPoorPoor1194627.2
December 1992PoorPoorPoorPoor1194627.2
January 1991PoorPoorSeriousPoor1194622.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,4121,31701,0950
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.19,41119,411000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.67,42567,276101480
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.348,935348,396325070
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.20,10920,109000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.14,92012,6806301,6100
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.27,08416,5754,4486,0610
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.224,634223,8274413660
Steel Columneach84513300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,1306,130000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.1,0921,01711640
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.240240000
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.289,722283,3995,3609630
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.255,730253,153102,5670
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.289,722282,64105,0592,022
Corrugated or Orthotropic Decksq. ft.12,9067,1205,78600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.12,9067,2845,62200
Compression Jointlinear ft.3,230651672,9980
Assembly with Sealeach20025501250
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.38223001520
Elastomeric Bearingeach2,0381,264692820
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.8,0927,40386810
Movable Bearingeach40040
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1601600
Fixed Bearingeach2,8372,7939350
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.11,34811,348000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.11,68010,98706930
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.38,66238,662000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.12,65412,6441000
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.34,52327,3043,5853,6340