Murdock over Little Arkansas River


+37.69745, -97.34346
37°41'51" N, 97°20'36" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Murdock over Little Arkansas River
Structure number:5304008700LAR30
Location:Murdock at Waco
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:55.1 ft. [16.8 m]
Total length:245.4 ft. [74.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:66.6 ft. [20.3 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1925
Year reconstructed:2005
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,900 [as of 2006]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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 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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Operating rating:94.1 tons [85.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:56.3 tons [51.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:95.4

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
December 201595.4GoodGoodVery GoodGood-5900
October 201395.4GoodGoodVery GoodGood-5900
November 201196.4GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-5900
December 200996.4GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-5900
August 200796.4GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-5900
June 200595.4GoodExcellentExcellentVery Good-5900
November 200242.6PoorPoorFairFairSD9031
February 200044.7FairFairFairFairFO9031
March 199745.1FairFairFairFairFO7349
January 199545.9FairFairFairSatisfactory-4500
May 199364.1FairFairSatisfactoryGoodFO7651
May 199175.3FairFairSatisfactoryGoodFO7166