+31.72586, -89.77592
31°43'33" N, 89°46'33" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:SR 541 over BOWIE RIVER
Structure number:310054103300620
Location:4.7 MI S SIMPSON CL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:200.1 ft. [61.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1966
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,100 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:67.5 tons [61.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:45.5 tons [41.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:76.7
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$652,000,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201576.7GoodGoodVery GoodGood-1100
October 201376.7GoodGoodVery GoodGood-1100
October 201185.2GoodGoodVery GoodGood-480
January 201086.7GoodGoodVery GoodGood-340
December 200783.7GoodGoodVery GoodGood-330
October 200583.7GoodGoodVery GoodGood-330
October 200383.8GoodGoodVery GoodGood-290
October 200183.8GoodGoodVery GoodGood-300
September 199980.8GoodGoodVery GoodGood-300
September 199780.8GoodGoodVery GoodGood-300
September 199680.8GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-300
September 199579.5GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-370
June 199179.6GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-330
June 198984.8GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-310