RTE I278 over 6TH AVENUE, Gowanus Cana


+40.63530, -74.01690
40°38'07" N, 74°01'01" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:RTE I278 over 6TH AVENUE, Gowanus Cana
Structure number:000000001065318
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:215.9 ft. [65.8 m]
Total length:18472.7 ft. [5630.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:94.5 ft. [28.8 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.1 ft. [4.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
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:322
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans 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: October 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:161,771 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations (including piles) on dry land well above flood water elevations. [9]
Operating rating:58.9 tons [53.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:49.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$792,800,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201549.0Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorFair161771
November 201433.9Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorFair161771
October 201348.0Structurally deficientFairPoorFair161800
December 201244.0Structurally deficientFairPoorFair161800
November 201144.0Structurally deficientFairPoorFair161800
December 201044.0Structurally deficientFairPoorFair103249
December 200944.0Structurally deficientFairPoorFair100144
December 200857.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair100441
November 200757.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair92666
November 200657.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair103141
November 200557.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair119293
December 200457.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair119293
November 200357.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair84172
October 200257.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair84009
October 200157.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair84009
September 200058.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairFair149323
December 199828.0Structurally deficientFairSeriousPoor96933
December 199628.0Structurally deficientPoorSeriousSerious84143
December 199428.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousSerious121124
December 199213.0Structurally deficientPoorSeriousPoor72839
June 199028.0Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousPoor101611