+48.71907, -94.59059
48°43'09" N, 94°35'26" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:TH 72 over RAINY RIVER
Structure number:9412
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:192.6 ft. [58.7 m]
Total length:1285.2 ft. [391.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.6 ft. [8.1 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:14.8 ft. [4.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1959
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:6
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,200 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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 conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Sufficiency rating:44.8
Estimated cost of work:$999,999,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairFairFairFair120044.8
June 2017FairFairFairFair195044.8
April 2016FairFairFairFair195044.8
June 2015FairFairFairFair195048.8
April 2014FairFairFairFair195048.8
June 2013FairFairFairFair195048.8
May 2012FairFairFairFair195048.8
June 2011FairFairFairFair195048.8
June 2010FairFairFairFair195048.8
June 2009FairFairFairFair195048.8
September 2008FairFairFairFair210046.8
September 2007FairFairFairFair210040.3
May 2007FairFairFairFair210040.3
February 2006FairFairFairFair210040.3
November 2004PoorFairPoorFair195026.3
April 2003PoorFairPoorFair195026.3
September 2002PoorFairPoorFair185022.3
October 2001PoorFairPoorFair185022.3
May 2000PoorFairPoorFair185022.0
November 1999PoorFairPoorFair180022.0
November 1998PoorFairPoorFair185022.0
October 1997PoorFairPoorFair185019.9
December 1996PoorFairPoorFair155019.9
May 1995PoorFairPoorFair130019.9
January 1994PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor130020.9
May 1992PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor160020.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.84014049020010
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,7044,0270100577
Steel Stringerlinear ft.8,1332,5054,9666602
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.45,54443,1811,0732101,080
Steel Trusslinear ft.2,3241,7853461930
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.138,350136,9671,38300
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,7441744201,1500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.13,08012,64120019049
Steel Gusset Plateeach276027600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,48402,474100
Steel Columneach2051500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,8205,7900030
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1401400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.1510106450
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.106060460
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.24210082600
Timber Pileeach44000
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.1421270150
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.9949740020
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.84047370
Timber Pier Caplinear ft.3003000
Open Grid Decksq. ft.34,05317,02717,006020
Pourable Jointlinear ft.5000500
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.132013200
Movable Bearingeach120408
Fixed Bearingeach1201020
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.3,8553,43142400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.9,06108,7310330