I-395 HOV Bridge over Potomac River & Ohio Dr.


+38.87900, -77.03830
38°52'44" N, 77°02'18" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I-395 HOV Bridge over Potomac River & Ohio Dr.
Structure number:0169-1
Location:I-395 Over Potomac R.
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:165.0 ft. [50.3 m]
Total length:2483.1 ft. [756.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:81.4 ft. [24.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:18.4 ft. [5.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:29.5 ft. [9.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1968
Year reconstructed:2001
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:15
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:75,000 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:83.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2018FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair7500083.0
October 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair7500079.1
October 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair7500079.1
October 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory7500088.1
September 2010FairFairGoodFair7500080.0
September 2008FairGoodSatisfactoryFair7500081.0
September 2006FairGoodGoodFair7500081.0
July 2004FairGoodGoodSatisfactory7500092.0
July 2002GoodVery GoodGoodGood7500092.0
April 1999FairGoodSatisfactoryGood7500094.0
November 1996GoodGoodGoodGood7500093.0
February 1994GoodGoodGoodGood7500093.0
June 1991GoodGoodGoodGood7500093.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.32,27931,988257340
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.537,994516,4749,4156,7255,380
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,3353,21883340
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.223,470221,7431,4362910
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.202,365199,93202,4330
Reinforced Concrete Columneach72230
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.1,4141,157194630
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.24216940330
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.133000133
Compression Jointlinear ft.646033122986
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.2592330260
Movable Bearingeach25713234910
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,4253,8251,200825575
Fixed Bearingeach1321176450
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,8390399820620
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.4,9664,43935016512
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.27,16224,1751,3581,086543
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.2,4832,483000