+40.63329, -74.19236
40°37'60" N, 74°11'32" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE I278 over ARTHUR KILL
Structure number:000000005523059
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Tolls:Yes [1]
Length of largest span:336.0 ft. [102.4 m]
Total length:1152.0 ft. [351.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.6 ft. [13.6 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:134.8 ft. [41.1 m]
Owner:Local Toll Authority [32]
Year built:1928
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:76,035 [as of 2014]
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]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:59.8 tons [54.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:49.9
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$6,082,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
August 201649.9FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO76035
August 201448.9FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO76927
August 201243.1FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO78300
August 201051.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO88600
August 200851.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO88600
August 200650.5FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO67800
September 200450.5FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO67800
September 200245.6FairFairFairFairFO67800
September 200045.6FairFairFairFairFO67800
September 199845.6FairFairFairFairFO67800
August 199628.5PoorPoorPoorFairSD67800
September 199427.5PoorPoorPoorFairSD67800
December 199223.0PoorPoorPoorPoorSD67800
August 19900.0PoorPoorSeriousPoorSD67800