L Street, N.W. over D.C. Convention Center


+38.90418, -77.02382
38°54'15" N, 77°01'26" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:L Street, N.W. over D.C. Convention Center
Structure number:0250
Location:L Street, N.W.
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Total length:493.8 ft. [150.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:62.0 ft. [18.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:89.2 ft. [27.2 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:2005
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:7
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
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: March 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,000 [as of 2008]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:99.6

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2017FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory800099.6
March 2015FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory800099.6
March 2013FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory800099.6
March 2011FairGoodGoodSatisfactory800099.6
February 2009GoodGoodGoodGood-100.0
January 2007GoodVery GoodExcellentExcellent-45.0
November 2005GoodExcellentExcellentExcellent-45.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.5,4325,432000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.44,11844,115030
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.30,62028,88401,7360
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.625625000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,66210,6410021
Steel Columneach1414000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,2514,251000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.270270000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.90035550
Compression Jointlinear ft.180089910
Open Jointlinear ft.9889632500
Movable Bearingeach6665100
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.363363000
Fixed Bearingeach1111000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.8282000