+35.61250, -79.34381
35°36'45" N, 79°20'38" 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:84.0 ft. [25.6 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 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,650 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:14% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Sufficiency rating:98.6

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
February 2018FairFairGoodGood465098.6
February 2016FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory445099.6
February 2014FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory445099.6
February 2012FairFairGoodFair475087.5
February 2010FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory430098.6
February 2008FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory990098.1
March 2006FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory990098.1
March 2004FairFairVery GoodSatisfactory980098.1
April 2002FairFairVery GoodSatisfactory940098.1
May 2000FairFairVery GoodGood940098.1
March 1998FairFairVery GoodGood905096.1
March 1990FairFairVery GoodGood660092.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,22499222840
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.12,14411,68804560
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.9,5054,7702,4752,2600
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.132129300
Steel Pileeach2424000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,9882,988000
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach88000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.236224480
Pourable Jointlinear ft.941825510
Elastomeric Bearingeach1010000
Other Bearingeach24121200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.192192000
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.408407100
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,6981,698000