PR 53 over PR 978


+18.26000, -65.65000
18°15'36" N, 65°39'00" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PR 53 over PR 978
Structure number:023121
Location:0.6 KM WEST OF CEIBA
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Tolls:Yes, on toll road [2]
Length of largest span:97.1 ft. [29.6 m]
Total length:97.1 ft. [29.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:108.9 ft. [33.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:112.5 ft. [34.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Skew angle:14°
Owner:State Toll Authority [31]
Year built:1994
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:18,900 [as of 2005]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:93.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2017FairFairSatisfactoryGood1890093.4
September 2015FairFairSatisfactoryGood1890093.4
September 2013FairFairSatisfactoryGood1890093.4
September 2011FairFairSatisfactoryGood1890093.4
September 2009FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1970094.3
February 2008FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1970094.3
January 2006FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1970094.3
February 2004FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1350095.5
September 2001GoodGoodGoodGood1650094.9
April 1999GoodGoodGoodGood880094.5
February 1997GoodGoodGoodGood2770092.8
January 1995GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good2770089.7

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.968968000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.16,340016,34000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.371371000
Compression Jointlinear ft.184018400
Elastomeric Bearingeach2020000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.5455321300