+43.16799, -78.69681
43°10'05" N, 78°41'49" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RTE 31 over ERIE CANAL
Structure number:000000004021480
Location:JCT RTS 31 & 78 & CANAL
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:133.9 ft. [40.8 m]
Total length:140.1 ft. [42.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:238.2 ft. [72.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:254.6 ft. [77.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:44°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:6,095 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
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:83.5
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$23,610,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2018FairFairSatisfactoryFair609583.5
September 2016FairFairSatisfactoryFair615683.5
September 2015FairFairSatisfactoryFair615380.9
November 2014FairFairSatisfactoryFair555081.0
October 2012FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory560095.7
November 2010FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory563495.7
November 2009FairGoodSatisfactoryGood566177.5
December 2008FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory758377.1
October 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory927692.6
October 2006FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory927692.6
October 2004GoodGoodGoodGood758395.4
October 2002FairFairSatisfactoryFair758379.8
October 2000FairFairSatisfactoryFair726680.1
October 1998FairFairSatisfactoryFair925579.8
October 1996PoorPoorFairFair875078.7
October 1994FairFairFairFair937580.5
October 1992FairFairSatisfactoryFair1007280.4
October 1990FairFairSatisfactoryFair910679.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,9432,941020
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.60,49660,00049600
Steel Stringerlinear ft.2,3762,3581080
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.14,42614,00042600
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.35,6588,91517,8288,9150
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.30,97830,978000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.978976020
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.13,83513,00083500
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.565235240900
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.533053300
Movable Bearingeach2773170
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2039390200
Fixed Bearingeach2113800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1055045100
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.70060010000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,4792,7833483480