US-31, M-68 over BEAR CREEK


+45.37403, -84.96052
45°22'27" N, 84°57'38" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US-31, M-68 over BEAR CREEK
Structure number:000000000002446
Old structure number:24124011000B010 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:44.9 ft. [13.7 m]
Total length:264.8 ft. [80.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:55.4 ft. [16.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1930
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:7
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:28,667 [as of 2007]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:74.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory2866774.5
July 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory2866774.5
March 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory2866774.5
June 2013FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2866773.5
June 2011FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2866758.9
June 2009FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2866758.9
June 2007FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2706059.1
June 2005FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2500059.4
June 2003FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2500057.5
July 2001FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2500057.5
July 1999FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2500057.5
July 1997PoorFairFairPoor2500026.5
August 1995FairFairFairFair2760045.4
July 1993FairFairFairFair2760045.4
April 1991FairFairFairFair2760056.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,9262,85066100
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,8525,73501170
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.14,63014,630000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.10,64010,6260140
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2402220
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,82404,6591,1650
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.6664200
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.8250784410
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1321122000
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,94002,7931470
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.330330000
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,96003,5643960
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.164164000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.4003406
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.542541100
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,72403,72400