+38.79254, -98.70694
38°47'33" N, 98°42'25" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:RS 47 over SMOKY RIVER
Structure number:000000000840040
Location:5.5S OF BUNKER HILL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:92.9 ft. [28.3 m]
Total length:430.8 ft. [131.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:22.0 ft. [6.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1940
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:236 [as of 2008]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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 foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Operating rating:25.2 tons [22.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:15.1 tons [13.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:51.4

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
July 201651.4FairFairGoodSatisfactory-236
November 201463.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-236
January 201364.2FairFairGoodSatisfactory-236
May 201264.2FairFairGoodSatisfactory-236
April 201064.2FairFairGoodSatisfactory-236
April 200855.2FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-236
February 200655.2FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-236
February 200455.2FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-236
February 200255.2FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-236
April 200055.1FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-236
April 199855.5FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-236
March 199655.1FairSatisfactoryGoodFair-236
October 199340.9PoorGoodGoodPoorSD236
August 199164.2GoodGoodGoodGood-236