+39.66716, -77.01977
39°40'02" N, 77°01'11" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:MD 97 over BIG PIPE CREEK
Structure number:100000060031040
Location:3.35 MILE NORTH OF MD 496
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:35.1 ft. [10.7 m]
Total length:78.7 ft. [24.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.8 ft. [10.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1934
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Frame [07]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:15,340 [as of 2009]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:62.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1534062.7
November 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1534062.7
November 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1534062.0
November 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1534061.6
November 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1534061.6
November 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1550082.3
November 2006FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1642582.0
November 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1642582.0
November 2002FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1315083.1
November 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1315081.1
November 1998FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1315081.1
November 1996FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1315081.1
February 1995FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory880082.4
February 1993FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory880082.4
February 1992FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory880091.3
February 1991FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory880057.6