Scale Gate Road over North Capitol Street


+38.93657, -77.00642
38°56'12" N, 77°00'23" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Scale Gate Road over North Capitol Street
Structure number:0042
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:92.5 ft. [28.2 m]
Total length:97.1 ft. [29.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.2 ft. [8.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:37.4 ft. [11.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.8 ft. [4.2 m]
Skew angle:13°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1960
Year reconstructed:2005
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:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:2,000 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:86.8 tons [78.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:51.9 tons [47.2 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:86.8

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
February 201686.8Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood2000
March 201489.8Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood2000
March 201289.8Not deficientGoodGoodGood2000
January 201089.8Not deficientSatisfactoryGoodGood2000
February 200886.2Not deficientVery GoodGoodGood2500
September 200686.2Not deficientExcellentExcellentGood2500
January 200686.2Not deficientExcellentExcellentGood2500
August 200271.2Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair2500
June 200183.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2500
August 199981.2Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2500
August 199764.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2500
September 199553.9Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2500
February 199367.6Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory2500
February 199267.6Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory2500
February 199078.6Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2500