15th Street North over Wichita Drainage Canal


+37.71171, -97.32109
37°42'42" N, 97°19'16" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:15th Street North over Wichita Drainage Canal
Structure number:530400870WDC160
Location:15th at I-135
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:32.8 ft. [10.0 m]
Total length:95.5 ft. [29.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.5 ft. [9.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Skew angle:11°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1925
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:450 [as of 2006]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:42.9 tons [39.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:26.0 tons [23.6 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:41.4
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,100,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
December 201541.4PoorSeriousSeriousSatisfactorySD450
October 201341.4PoorSeriousSeriousSatisfactorySD450
December 201141.4PoorSeriousSeriousFairSD450
December 200943.4PoorPoorSeriousFairSD450
August 200760.4PoorFairPoorPoorSD450
August 200548.5PoorPoorPoorPoorSD455
November 200256.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD455
February 200056.1PoorPoorPoorPoorSD455
March 199769.9PoorFairPoorFairSD436
January 199570.0PoorFairPoorFairSD436
May 199375.8FairFairFairFair-436
May 199197.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-436