+35.95358, -81.87863
35°57'13" N, 81°52'43" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:NC181 over UPPER CREEK
Structure number:000000000230109
Location:.05 MI.N.JCT.SR1264
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:8.9 ft. [2.7 m]
Total length:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1974
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 9 / H 10 [1]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,400 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:64.9 tons [59.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:49.9 tons [45.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:99.6

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
September 201599.6Good7 out of 10-1400
September 201399.6Good7 out of 10-1400
September 201192.2Good7 out of 10-2000
September 200991.7Good7 out of 10-2600
August 200791.7Good7 out of 10-2500
October 200591.7Good7 out of 10-2600
July 200399.4Good7 out of 10-2100
November 200199.3Good7 out of 10-2500
November 199999.3Good7 out of 10-2500
January 199299.7Good7 out of 10-1900