ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street


+38.87509, -76.97640
38°52'30" N, 76°58'35" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street
Structure number:1002(RAMP 4)
Location:Ramp over Nicholson St.
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Total length:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:35.4 ft. [10.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:20°
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:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:17,500 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:79.9
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$800,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairFairFairGood1750079.9
July 2016FairFairFairGood1750079.9
July 2014FairFairFairGood1750079.9
August 2012FairFairSatisfactoryGood1750092.9
August 2010FairFairSatisfactoryGood1750093.0
September 2008FairFairSatisfactoryGood1750093.0
October 2006FairFairSatisfactoryGood1750093.0
October 2004FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1750094.0
November 2002GoodGoodGoodGood1750094.0
February 2001GoodGoodGoodGood1750094.0
November 1998GoodGoodGoodGood1750094.0
December 1996GoodGoodGoodGood1750093.0
October 1994GoodGoodGoodGood1750094.0
May 1992GoodGoodGoodGood1750093.0
August 1990GoodGoodGoodGood1750093.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.3090279300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,8540556825473
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,9171,461401550
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.1,1344412274660
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.75155730
Compression Jointlinear ft.3603402
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.3600360
Movable Bearingeach60060
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.40004
Fixed Bearingeach60060
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.40400
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.100084160
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.23065010065
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.100100000