RTE I278 over City Streets, EAST RIVER


+40.79884, -73.91919
40°47'56" N, 73°55'09" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:RTE I278 over City Streets, EAST RIVER
Structure number:000000005521889
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Tolls:Yes [1]
Length of largest span:1380.0 ft. [420.6 m]
Total length:13110.5 ft. [3995.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:90.6 ft. [27.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:98.1 ft. [29.9 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:14.4 ft. [4.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:140.8 ft. [42.9 m]
Owner:Local Toll Authority [32]
Year built:1936
Year reconstructed:2008
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Suspension [13]
Deck type:Other [9]
Wearing surface:Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck) [2]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:99,475 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:45.9 tons [41.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.9 tons [25.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:41.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$792,800,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201641.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-99475
October 201440.8FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-154826
October 201240.8FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-154800
October 201040.8FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO116200
November 200840.8FairSatisfactoryFairFairFO165633
October 200642.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO164400
October 200442.1FairFairFairFairFO116200
October 200225.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD116200
October 200025.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD116200
November 199828.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD116200
October 19962.0PoorSeriousPoorSeriousSD116200
October 19942.0PoorSeriousSeriousSeriousSD117200
November 19920.0PoorSeriousSeriousSeriousSD130836
November 19900.0PoorSeriousSeriousSeriousSD130836