ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street


+38.87502, -76.97644
38°52'30" N, 76°58'35" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:ANACOSTIA FREEWAY over Nicholson Street
Structure number:1002(RAMP 4)
Location:Ramp over Nicholson St.
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Total length:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:35.4 ft. [10.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:14.4 ft. [4.4 m]
Skew angle:20°
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:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:17,500 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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:58.9 tons [53.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.0 tons [31.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:79.9
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$800,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
July 201479.9Not deficientFairFairGood17500
August 201292.9Not deficientFairSatisfactoryGood17500
August 201093.0Not deficientFairSatisfactoryGood17500
September 200893.0Not deficientFairSatisfactoryGood17500
October 200693.0Not deficientFairSatisfactoryGood17500
October 200494.0Not deficientSatisfactoryGoodGood17500
November 200294.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood17500
February 200194.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood17500
November 199894.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood17500
December 199693.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood17500
October 199494.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood17500
May 199293.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood17500
August 199093.0Not deficientGoodGoodGood17500