RTE 21 over Erie Canal Heritage Trai


+43.06488, -77.22024
43°03'54" N, 77°13'13" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE 21 over Erie Canal Heritage Trai
Structure number:000000004016480
Location:JCT OF RTE 21 + BARGE C
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:230.0 ft. [70.1 m]
Total length:330.1 ft. [100.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.1 ft. [4.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1961
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for other load-capacity restriction [R]
Average daily traffic:4,715 [as of 2018]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:65.5
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$9,280,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory471565.5
October 2016FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory488665.5
September 2014FairFairFairSatisfactory538862.8
December 2013FairFairFairSatisfactory538862.8
November 2011FairFairFairSatisfactory540062.8
December 2009FairFairFairSatisfactory538862.8
December 2007FairFairFairGood569262.8
October 2005FairFairSatisfactoryGood386375.3
September 2003FairFairSatisfactoryGood497475.1
October 2001FairFairSatisfactoryGood497475.1
July 1999FairFairSatisfactoryGood572249.4
July 1997FairFairSatisfactoryFair487941.3
August 1995PoorPoorFairPoor487921.2
August 1993PoorPoorFairFair554136.3
August 1991PoorPoorFairFair464138.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.564056400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,4232,4921,911200
Steel Stringerlinear ft.1,15098017000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,5595,3591,20000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.10,061010,010510
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.9,14707,7671,3800
Steel Trusslinear ft.460046000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.7,43406,3191,1150
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.308030440
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,8112,811000
Steel Gusset Plateeach3203020
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.42821421400
Reinforced Concrete Columneach42110
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.541727100
Compression Jointlinear ft.3100310
Open Jointlinear ft.3100310
Elastomeric Bearingeach1212000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1211010
Pot Bearingeach44000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.44000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.654065400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,05402,9041,1500