+35.61244, -79.34358
35°36'45" N, 79°20'37" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:US421 NBL over BEAR CREEK
Structure number:000000000370008
Location:.4 MI.E.JCT.SR2333
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:85.0 ft. [25.9 m]
Total length:204.1 ft. [62.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.7 ft. [12.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:46.6 ft. [14.2 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1971
Year reconstructed:2007
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:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,450 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:14% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry 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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:98.8 tons [89.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:60.8 tons [55.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:99.6

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
February 201699.6FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory-4450
February 201499.6FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory-4450
February 201287.5FairFairGoodFair-4750
February 201098.6FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-4300
February 200898.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-9900
March 200698.1FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-9900
March 200498.1FairFairVery GoodSatisfactory-9800
April 200298.1FairFairVery GoodSatisfactory-9400
May 200098.1FairFairVery GoodGood-9400
March 199896.1FairFairVery GoodGood-9050
March 199092.4FairFairVery GoodGood-6600