US98 SR30 over Apalachicola River


+29.72448, -84.97731
29°43'28" N, 84°58'38" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US98 SR30 over Apalachicola River
Structure number:490031
Location:0.5 mile E OF APALACH
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:200.1 ft. [61.0 m]
Total length:3783.0 ft. [1153.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.7 ft. [13.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:62.3 ft. [19.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1988
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:4
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,500 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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]
Sufficiency rating:55.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2018FairSatisfactoryFairGood750055.5
May 2016FairGoodSatisfactoryGood700065.5
June 2014FairGoodSatisfactoryGood700065.5
July 2012FairGoodSatisfactoryGood610065.5
July 2010FairGoodSatisfactoryGood640065.5
August 2008FairGoodSatisfactoryGood740065.5
August 2006FairGoodSatisfactoryGood720080.7
September 2004FairGoodSatisfactoryGood760080.7
September 2002FairGoodSatisfactoryGood800080.7
September 2000FairGoodSatisfactoryGood690080.7
September 1998FairGoodSatisfactoryGood660080.7
October 1996FairGoodSatisfactoryGood560079.0
October 1994GoodGoodGoodGood660079.0
September 1992GoodGoodGoodGood398079.0
August 1990GoodGoodVery GoodGood917174.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,9132,79611520
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.57,36856,79205742
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.15,26914,480763260
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.161,904151,9489,0389180
Reinforced Concrete Columneach3103010
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.85414400
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.5060495110
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach96764160
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,71901,71720
Compression Jointlinear ft.46933288148
Assembly with Sealeach8500085
Elastomeric Bearingeach310300820
Movable Bearingeach1601600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1601600
Fixed Bearingeach44000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.44000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.7,5663,7803,78330
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.11,11910,56355600