+48.53674, -94.56067
48°32'12" N, 94°33'38" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:TH 72 over RAPID RIVER
Structure number:39001
Location:12.0 MI S OF JCT TH 11
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:58.7 ft. [17.9 m]
Total length:180.1 ft. [54.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:35.1 ft. [10.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1964
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:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:520 [as of 2008]
Truck traffic:31% 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:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:94.6
Estimated cost of work:$96,000,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory52094.6
May 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory52094.6
May 2013FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory52094.6
May 2011FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory52094.6
April 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory52094.6
May 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory58094.5
November 2005FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory58094.5
October 2004FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory67094.5
April 2003FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory67094.5
April 2002PoorPoorFairFair50080.5
November 2001PoorPoorFairFair50080.5
April 2000PoorPoorFairFair50080.5
October 1999PoorPoorFairFair12580.9
April 1998PoorPoorFairFair50080.5
April 1997PoorPoorFairFair50080.5
December 1996PoorPoorFairFair56080.5
October 1995PoorPoorFairFair56078.5
May 1994PoorPoorFairFair55078.5
December 1993FairSatisfactoryGoodGood55092.6
July 1992GoodGoodVery GoodGood78088.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,0801,0561680
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.6,3336,29825100
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.5,4035,403000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach20200
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.9591400
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.3535000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.7158670
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.6868000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.6060000
Movable Bearingeach1801800
Fixed Bearingeach1801800
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.360360000