+32.89191, -82.96182
32°53'31" N, 82°57'43" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR 272 over BUFFALO CREEK
Structure number:000000030300250
Location:2.4 MI N OF OCONEE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Total length:456.1 ft. [139.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1961
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:12
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:430 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:68.7
Estimated cost of work:$2,673,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory43068.7
July 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory43068.7
July 2013FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory43068.7
July 2011FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory48068.6
July 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory52068.6
July 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory48069.6
July 2005FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory59069.5
July 2003FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory70069.3
August 2001FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory80063.5
October 1999FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory80063.5
September 1997FairVery GoodSatisfactoryVery Good80067.3
October 1995GoodVery GoodGoodGood80067.3
February 1994GoodVery GoodGoodGood80067.3
May 1992GoodVery GoodGoodGood56075.1
October 1990GoodVery GoodGoodGood56073.1

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,8241,08973500
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.14,72410,5184,20600
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.7272000
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach4404400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.330330000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.338338000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.912912000