RTE I278 over I278 WESTBOUND, TO & FRO


+40.61201, -74.03057
40°36'43" N, 74°01'50" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE I278 over I278 WESTBOUND, TO & FRO
Structure number:00000000552121E
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Tolls:Yes [1]
Length of largest span:140.8 ft. [42.9 m]
Total length:2188.1 ft. [666.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:34.5 ft. [10.5 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:Local Toll Authority [32]
Year built:1961
Year reconstructed:1967
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Number of main spans:16
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:182,676 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:62.3
Recommended work:Bridge deck replacement with only incidental widening. [37]
Estimated cost of work:$95,223,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair18267662.3
October 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979163.0
October 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979163.0
October 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979163.0
October 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979163.0
October 2006FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979163.0
October 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979149.3
October 2002FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979149.3
August 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979149.3
August 1998FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair16979149.3
August 1996PoorPoorPoorPoor16979129.8
July 1994PoorPoorPoorPoor16979129.8
September 1992PoorPoorPoorPoor16979129.8
July 1990PoorFairFairPoor16979150.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,1191,0962300
Steel Stringerlinear ft.9,7449,37836600
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.97,54167,41629,8532720
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.87,0791,99884,9581230
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,4741,12335100
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1581173380
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.2,200722,062660
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6205660
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.3400034
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach2600026
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,6581,45420040
Compression Jointlinear ft.1,845627031,0800
Elastomeric Bearingeach43100
Movable Bearingeach68049190
Fixed Bearingeach6746300
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.3,4343,314346521
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.3,5291293,350500