+38.40715, -76.84690
38°24'26" N, 76°50'49" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:MD 234 over BUDDS CREEK
Structure number:100000180014020
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Total length:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1960
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Concrete [1]
Main span design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:6,221 [as of 2009]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:None present but re-evaluation suggested [5]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:97.1

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
April 2017Good7 out of 10622197.1
April 2015Good7 out of 10622197.1
April 2013Good7 out of 10622197.1
April 2011Good7 out of 10622197.1
April 2009Good7 out of 10631197.0
April 2007Good7 out of 10617597.1
April 2005Good7 out of 10617597.1
April 2003Good7 out of 10617597.1
April 2001Good7 out of 10375098.2
April 1999Good7 out of 10375098.2
April 1997Good7 out of 10375098.2
April 1995Good7 out of 10410098.2
October 1993Good7 out of 10410098.2
December 1991Fair6 out of 10410097.2