+40.82268, -73.88456
40°49'22" N, 73°53'04" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:RTE I278 over BRONX RIVER
Structure number:000000002066671
Location:.1MI E I278+I878
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:95.8 ft. [29.2 m]
Total length:174.9 ft. [53.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:50.2 ft. [15.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:69.9 ft. [21.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:34.8 ft. [10.6 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1952
Year reconstructed:1995
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:55,675 [as of 2010]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Operating rating:66.6 tons [60.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:26.0 tons [23.6 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:62.5
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$1,019,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201562.5Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactoryGood55675
October 201372.0Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactoryGood98400
October 201172.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodSatisfactoryGood98400
November 200972.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodSatisfactoryGood104698
July 200772.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodSatisfactoryGood131206
July 200572.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodSatisfactoryGood98400
June 200372.0Functionally obsoleteExcellentSatisfactoryGood98400
July 200168.1Functionally obsoleteExcellentSatisfactoryGood99774
July 199945.0Functionally obsoleteExcellentFairGood104888
November 199768.1Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory65323
July 199556.9Functionally obsoleteVery GoodFairFair64350
August 199355.9Functionally obsoleteVery GoodFairFair41575
November 199128.0Structurally deficientFairPoorFair63663