MD 51 over C&O CANAL


+39.54387, -78.46167
39°32'38" N, 78°27'42" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:MD 51 over C&O CANAL
Structure number:100000010048010
Location:0.64 MI W OF W VA LINE
Purpose:Carries highway over pedestrian/bicycle trail
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:88.9 ft. [27.1 m]
Total length:91.9 ft. [28.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:28.5 ft. [8.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1932
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,642 [as of 2018]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:64.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$173,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018PoorPoorFairFair164264.5
June 2016PoorPoorFairSatisfactory150264.9
July 2014FairFairFairSatisfactory150267.1
June 2012FairFairFairSatisfactory150267.1
June 2010FairFairFairSatisfactory150267.1
June 2008FairFairFairSatisfactory154267.0
June 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory185066.2
June 2004FairFairFairSatisfactory185066.2
June 2002FairFairFairSatisfactory135067.5
June 2000FairFairFairSatisfactory135067.5
June 1999FairFairFairSatisfactory135067.5
June 1997PoorPoorFairSatisfactory135065.3
June 1995GoodGoodGoodGood142582.5
July 1993FairSatisfactoryGoodGood142577.5
June 1991FairFairVery GoodFair162564.3