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Theodore Roosevelt Bridge

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Photo taken by Andrew Raker in June 2012

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BH Photo #287723

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Overview
Girder bridge over Potomac River on I-66/US-50
Location
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, and Washington, District of Columbia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1962
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 414.1 ft.
Total length: 3,143.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 82.0 ft.
Also called
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge
Teddy Roosevelt Bridge
Roosevelt Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89225, -77.06012   (decimal degrees)
38°53'32" N, 77°03'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/321331/4306836 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Washington West
Inventory numbers
VA 179 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 54501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 62.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
96,888

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 10, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • November 16, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • Andrew Raker

Comments 

Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
Posted November 10, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Functionally Obsolete is a term to describe a bridge that may not require repair, but does not meet modern guidelines for the roadway it serves. Such a bridge might be too narrow, might have a tight curve or bad line of sight on the approach (vertical and horizontal alignments).

Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
Posted November 8, 2015, by Jim (j)

The TR Bridge was built in 1964-66, not 1932.

Where do I find the definition of 'functionally obsolete'?