+43.21291, -78.47645
43°12'46" N, 78°28'35" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE 271 over ERIE CANAL
Structure number:000000004454020
Location:0.5 MI N JCT RTS 271 + 31
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:113.9 ft. [34.7 m]
Total length:142.1 ft. [43.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.6 ft. [7.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:25.6 ft. [7.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:24°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1915
Year reconstructed:1996
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Lift [15]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck) [2]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,080 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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 corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:53.4
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$8,340,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2018FairFairFairFair108053.4
September 2016FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory109372.6
September 2014FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood113972.6
October 2012FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood100074.7
October 2010FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood116672.6
November 2008FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory116662.9
September 2006FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood141773.9
October 2004FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory151073.9
December 2002FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory146973.9
October 2000FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory146973.9
October 1998FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory142672.9
October 1996PoorFairPoorPoor192145.6
November 1994PoorFairPoorFair192143.4
November 1992PoorFairPoorFair162943.5
October 1990FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair162962.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.4444000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3182863200
Steel Stringerlinear ft.2,6878761,747640
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,5805,92265800
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,3311,331000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.578057800
Steel Trusslinear ft.23211611600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.19,63319,14349000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.4671131901640
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,5382,02451400
Steel Gusset Plateeach3016860
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4804324800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.1430241190
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.143001430
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.2149811600
Open Grid Decksq. ft.2,4811,86162000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.2,48102,48100
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.7,1902,5173,595719359
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.474047040
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.474004740
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.9009000
Movable Bearingeach40400
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.498049350
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,8451,66717800