RTE 27 over RTE I278, EAST RIVER, RT


+40.70961, -73.99180
40°42'35" N, 73°59'30" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:RTE 27 over RTE I278, EAST RIVER, RT
Structure number:000000002240027
Purpose:Carries highway and railroad over highway and waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:1469.9 ft. [448.0 m]
Total length:5815.2 ft. [1772.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:35.1 ft. [10.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:106.0 ft. [32.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:134.8 ft. [41.1 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1909
Year reconstructed:1968
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Suspension [13]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:118,657 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Pier/abutment protection:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:49.9 tons [45.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:37.0 tons [33.6 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:47.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$200,986,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201447.0Functionally obsoleteGoodFairGood118657
November 201247.0Functionally obsoleteGoodFairGood118700
December 201047.0Functionally obsoleteExcellentSatisfactoryFair48416
November 200847.0Functionally obsoleteExcellentSatisfactoryFair48416
November 200646.5Functionally obsolete-FairFair18598
October 200445.5Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryFair18598
November 200244.8Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair16302
November 20007.4Structurally deficientFairPoorSatisfactory17205
20000.0Not applicable---84644
October 199822.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairGood75215
December 19967.2Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor70092
November 19942.0Structurally deficientPoorSeriousSerious70092
November 19922.0Structurally deficientPoorSeriousPoor116235
January 19912.0Structurally deficientPoorSeriousPoor116235