+40.63329, -74.19236
40°37'60" N, 74°11'32" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:RTE I278 over ARTHUR KILL
Structure number:000000005523059
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Tolls:Yes [1]
Length of largest span:336.0 ft. [102.4 m]
Total length:1152.0 ft. [351.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.6 ft. [13.6 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:134.8 ft. [41.1 m]
Owner:Local Toll Authority [32]
Year built:1928
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:76,927 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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: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:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:59.8 tons [54.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:48.9
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$6,082,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
August 201448.9Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory76927
August 201243.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory78300
August 201051.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory88600
August 200851.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory88600
August 200650.5Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory67800
September 200450.5Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory67800
September 200245.6Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair67800
September 200045.6Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair67800
September 199845.6Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair67800
August 199628.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorFair67800
September 199427.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorFair67800
December 199223.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor67800
August 19900.0Structurally deficientPoorSeriousPoor67800