+35.86261, -81.78848
35°51'45" N, 81°47'19" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:NC181 over STEELS CREEK
Structure number:000000000230100
Old structure number:000000000023100 (from 1992 edition)
Location:.02 MI.N.JCT.SR1405
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Total length:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Skew angle:17°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1936
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 9 / H 10 [1]
Main span material:Concrete [1]
Main span design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,800 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:35.0 tons [31.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.0 tons [24.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:90.1

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
August 201590.1Good7 out of 10-1800
August 201390.1Good7 out of 10-1800
August 201190.7Good7 out of 10-1400
August 200989.8Good7 out of 10-1800
August 200789.5Good7 out of 10-2000
December 200589.4Fair6 out of 10-2100
July 200372.8Good7 out of 10-2100
December 200196.6Good7 out of 10-2500
November 199996.6Good7 out of 10-2500
November 199797.1Good7 out of 10-2100
March 199697.3Good7 out of 10-2000
March 199497.3Good7 out of 10-2000
January 199275.7Good7 out of 10-2200