PR 52 SOUTHBOUND over PR 177


+18.37333, -66.06833
18°22'24" N, 66°04'06" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PR 52 SOUTHBOUND over PR 177
Structure number:012512
Location:2.1 MI S W OF RIO PIEDRAS
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Tolls:Yes, on toll road [2]
Length of largest span:97.8 ft. [29.8 m]
Total length:205.7 ft. [62.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:87.9 ft. [26.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:94.8 ft. [28.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:27°
Owner:State Toll Authority [31]
Year built:1979
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:2
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:83,247 [as of 2005]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:86.8
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$761,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2018PoorPoorGoodGood8324786.8
February 2016PoorPoorGoodGood8324786.8
February 2014PoorPoorGoodGood8324786.8
March 2012PoorPoorGoodGood8324786.8
April 2010PoorPoorSatisfactoryGood8500086.7
May 2008FairFairSatisfactoryGood8500088.8
July 2006FairFairSatisfactoryGood6970089.5
May 2004FairFairSatisfactoryGood6970089.5
August 2001FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory6970075.9
October 1999FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory6505053.7
July 1997FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory5415076.8
December 1995FairFairGoodGood6000080.0
September 1993FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory5385098.0
November 1991FairFairFairFair5385081.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,2913,291000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.18,0627,5241,8088,127603
Reinforced Concrete Columneach55000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.246239700
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.108105300
Compression Jointlinear ft.2620206560
Elastomeric Bearingeach64442000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.6176071000