+31.11696, -93.27073
31°07'01" N, 93°16'15" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US0171 over SALES BRANCH
Structure number:085800240616402
Location:.25 MI NORTH OF LA 1211
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:20.0 ft. [6.1 m]
Total length:180.1 ft. [54.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.4 ft. [11.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.7 ft. [13.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1975
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:9
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:15,180 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:15% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:78.2 tons [71.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:47.5 tons [43.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:96.6

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201696.6GoodGoodGoodGood-15180
February 201496.6GoodGoodGoodGood-14820
February 201296.9GoodGoodGoodGood-11940
February 201097.2GoodGoodGoodGood-9060
February 200897.1FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-9600
March 200679.7FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-11520
February 200478.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-11700
February 200279.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-13147
January 200078.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-20572
February 199879.5FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryVery Good-12501
February 199677.7FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryVery GoodFO13928
February 199477.8FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryVery GoodFO12574
February 199278.0FairGoodSatisfactoryVery GoodFO10526

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.9595000
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach4040000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.342034200
Pourable Jointlinear ft.428042800
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.364036400
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.7,7477,747000