ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street


+38.87474, -76.97586
38°52'29" N, 76°58'33" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street
Structure number:1001
Location:Anacostia Freeway, S.E.
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:51.8 ft. [15.8 m]
Total length:56.1 ft. [17.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:107.9 ft. [32.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:113.5 ft. [34.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
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: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:58,000 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:78.9
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$2,750,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory5800078.9
July 2016PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory5800078.9
July 2014PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory5800078.9
August 2012PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory5800080.9
August 2010PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory5800080.8
September 2008PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory5800077.8
October 2006PoorPoorSatisfactoryGood7560083.5
October 2004FairFairSatisfactoryGood7560085.5
November 2002FairFairFairSatisfactory7560074.5
January 2001PoorPoorFairSatisfactory7560072.5
August 1998PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory7560081.5
October 1996PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory7560081.5
September 1994FairFairSatisfactoryGood7560090.0
July 1992FairFairSatisfactoryGood7560090.0
July 1990FairFairSatisfactoryGood7560090.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.9361175342850
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,616001,8123,804
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.6,35604,4491,9070
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.6,3565,2751,08100
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.262105132250
Compression Jointlinear ft.26213101310
Open Jointlinear ft.5656000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.131001310
Movable Bearingeach1800180
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1200012
Fixed Bearingeach1801440
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1200012
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.224221300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.278278000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.112106060