RTE I278 over City Streets, EAST RIVER


+40.79883, -73.91919
40°47'56" N, 73°55'09" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
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:137.8 ft. [42.0 m]
Owner:Local Toll Authority [32]
Year built:1936
Year reconstructed:2018
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:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:138,202 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:11% 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]
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

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory13820241.0
October 2016FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory9947541.0
October 2014FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory15482640.8
October 2012FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory15480040.8
October 2010FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory11620040.8
November 2008FairSatisfactoryFairFair16563340.8
October 2006FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory16440042.0
October 2004FairFairFairFair11620042.1
October 2002PoorPoorPoorPoor11620025.1
October 2000PoorPoorPoorPoor11620025.1
November 1998PoorPoorPoorPoor11620028.1
October 1996PoorSeriousPoorSerious1162002.0
October 1994PoorSeriousSeriousSerious1172002.0
November 1992PoorSeriousSeriousSerious1308360.0
November 1990PoorSeriousSeriousSerious1308360.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.61,53833,62427,880340
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.896,814791,784104,29470432
Steel Stringerlinear ft.147,246129,07016,5241,6520
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,209,1491,095,313111,6141,688534
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,099,349510,121586,8582,3646
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.1,118,1241,072,49144,6041,0290
Steel Trusslinear ft.8,4685,4472,9141070
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.534,130489,50744,0795413
Reinforced Concrete Archlinear ft.40127210
Steel Main Cablelinear ft.5,8885,76840800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.55,95645,6262,9503,5503,830
Steel Secondary Cableeach186218400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.23,27223,05321900
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.58,52543,50012,4712,5486
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.936,479823,824109,3842,853418
Steel Pin or Pin & Hangar Assemblyeach123810
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,2001,200000
Steel Gusset Plateeach7162422192550
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.65,73451,56613,9921760
Steel Columneach6806710
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.41,42038,2533,087080
Reinforced Concrete Columneach54723430940
Steel Column Tower/Trestlelinear ft.1,05201,05200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.280,530256,39324,13700
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.811262523260
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.302136152140
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.1001000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.10,8585,6494,6795300
Corrugated or Orthotropic Decksq. ft.291,240290,59164180
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.272,540272,540000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.405,854390,08715,4305332
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.12,580952,4759,91298
Compression Jointlinear ft.3,246003,2460
Assembly with Sealeach683303028595
Elastomeric Bearingeach3,1071,7201,371160
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,1928,1235,8221,2470
Movable Bearingeach33000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.36122400
Pot Bearingeach42291300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.460313124230
Other Bearingeach88000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.31,88321,8039,8482320
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.140,499140,01448320
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.31,1277,49323,3752590