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RI 138 over EAST PASSAGE NARR BAY

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Coordinates:
+41.50368, -71.34289
41°30'13" N, 71°20'34" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RI 138 over EAST PASSAGE NARR BAY
Structure number:000000000009000
Location:Betwn Jamestown NEWPORT
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Tolls:Yes [1]
Length of largest span:1600.1 ft. [487.7 m]
Total length:11248.6 ft. [3428.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:46.6 ft. [14.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:98.4 ft. [30.0 m]
Owner:State Toll Authority [31]
Year built:1969
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Suspension [13]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck) [2]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for other load-capacity restriction [R]
Average daily traffic:20,010 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:47.4
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$176,582,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairFairFairSatisfactory2001047.4
November 2016FairFairFairSatisfactory2001048.4
November 2014FairFairFairGood2155048.4
October 2013FairFairFairGood2155048.5
June 2010FairFairFairGood2155042.1
November 2008FairFairFairGood2155048.5
December 2006FairFairGoodGood2670046.6
December 2000FairFairGoodGood2535459.5
November 1998FairFairGoodGood2300059.5
October 1996FairFairGoodGood1990059.5
June 1994FairFairGoodGood1730059.5
October 1992FairFairGoodGood1730059.5
June 1989FairFairGoodGood1730059.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.7,0434,0612,6723064
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.201,768199,7501,0091,0090
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.17,95417,83901150
Steel Stringerlinear ft.63,32740,07621,8001,42427
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.300,793293,2733,0083,0081,504
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.582,648243,770330,0008,8780
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.22,32613,4363,6765,2086
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.891,525788,9998,91589,1534,458
Steel Main Cablelinear ft.8,3957,970375500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.40,95840,55340050
Steel Secondary Cableeach28801561311
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.19,1174,7804,7794,7794,779
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.14,5685,0287,5431,9970
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.191,622187,7901,9161,9160
Steel Pin or Pin & Hangar Assemblyeach80260
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,2672,9751636564
Steel Gusset Plateeach3,0732,4463652620
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.50,84849,578508508254
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Columneach106094120
Steel Column Tower/Trestlelinear ft.1,46601,426400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.306,58829,126199,28276,6471,533
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.111793200
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.1980136620
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,890945860850
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.1,63281663913146
Compression Jointlinear ft.4,1762,6791,019373105
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.576963721071
Bearings
Movable Bearingeach1,5371,06918724140
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,1461,821774361190
Fixed Bearingeach5622361351910
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,12472419613074
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.22,74013,9427,8169820
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.194,662175,19619,46600
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.60303000