40th Street Bridge over NSRC, CSX, AVR


+40.47236, -79.96786
40°28'20" N, 79°58'04" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:40th Street Bridge over NSRC, CSX, AVR
Structure number:000000000001674
Old structure number:022124001002550 (from 1992 edition)
Location:40th Street Bridge
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:379.9 ft. [115.8 m]
Total length:2432.2 ft. [741.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:39.0 ft. [11.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.7 ft. [4.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:2939.8 ft. [896.0 m]
Skew angle:99°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1924
Year reconstructed:1991
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:22,378 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:48.3
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$18,496,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2017FairGoodFairFair2237848.3
May 2015FairGoodFairFair2263149.0
May 2013FairGoodFairFair2573848.3
May 2011FairGoodFairFair2656250.3
May 2009FairGoodFairFair2684950.3
May 2007FairGoodFairFair2684950.3
May 2005FairGoodFairFair2616053.2
November 2003FairGoodFairFair2585053.2
May 2003FairGoodFairFair2564554.2
May 2001FairGoodFairFair2474654.7
May 1999FairGoodFairFair2430854.9
May 1997FairGoodFairFair2383155.2
June 1995FairGoodFairFair2789155.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.5,03705,027100
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.139,791139,791000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.18,336016,6481,6880
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.161,297161,297000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.99,530099,53000
Steel Archlinear ft.4,25004,25000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,25932,259000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.7,02006,1428780
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.161,297161,297000
Steel Columneach66000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach40211900
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.456324301020
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2542420120
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.53749330140
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.756075600
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.7272000
Movable Bearingeach72264600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.161,297161,297000
Fixed Bearingeach106772900
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.172,050172,050000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.4,8744,874000