ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street


+38.87521, -76.97433
38°52'31" N, 76°58'28" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street
Structure number:1001
Location:Anacostia Freeway, S.E.
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:51.8 ft. [15.8 m]
Total length:56.1 ft. [17.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:107.9 ft. [32.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:113.5 ft. [34.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:30°
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:Integral Concrete (separate non-modified layer of concrete added to structural deck) [2]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:58,000 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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]
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]
Operating rating:57.9 tons [52.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.0 tons [31.8 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:78.9
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$2,750,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
July 201478.9Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory58000
August 201280.9Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory58000
August 201080.8Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory58000
September 200877.8Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory58000
October 200683.5Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryGood75600
October 200485.5Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryGood75600
November 200274.5Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory75600
January 200172.5Structurally deficientPoorFairSatisfactory75600
August 199881.5Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory75600
October 199681.5Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory75600
September 199490.0Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryGood75600
July 199290.0Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryGood75600
July 199090.0Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryGood75600