US-31 over ELK RIVER


+44.89989, -85.40936
44°53'60" N, 85°24'34" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US-31 over ELK RIVER
Structure number:000000000000359
Old structure number:05105011000B010 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:55.8 ft. [17.0 m]
Total length:137.8 ft. [42.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:60.4 ft. [18.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1953
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:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,959 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank and embankment protection is severely undermined. River control devices have severe damage. Large deposits of debris are in the channel. [4]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:80.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2017FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1195980.0
September 2015FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1195980.0
September 2013FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1195980.0
May 2011FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1195980.0
May 2009FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1195980.0
May 2007FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1114980.0
May 2005GoodGoodGoodGood1000080.0
May 2003GoodGoodGoodGood1000080.0
October 2001GoodGoodGoodGood1000080.0
November 1999GoodGoodGoodGood1000085.0
July 1997GoodGoodGoodGood1000080.0
November 1995GoodGoodGoodGood550082.0
October 1993GoodGoodGoodGood550037.0
May 1991GoodGoodVery GoodGood550037.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,6561,656000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.11,5922,3189,27400
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.8,2807,662580380
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.6,3486,013317180
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.1,2281,226200
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.144138600
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.114704400
Movable Bearingeach36241200
Fixed Bearingeach1210200
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.276272400