+35.72993, -79.43092
35°43'48" N, 79°25'51" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:US421 over LOVE'S CREEK
Structure number:000000000370441
Location:0.3 MI. S. JCT. US64
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1982
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:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,300 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:12% 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:45.9 tons [41.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:83.4

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
October 201683.4Good7 out of 10-9300
October 201483.4Good7 out of 10-9300
October 201283.3Good7 out of 10-10000
October 201082.3Fair6 out of 10-10000
September 200881.1Fair6 out of 10-11000
October 200682.1Fair6 out of 10-11000
July 200481.2Fair6 out of 10-10000
August 200281.2Fair6 out of 10-10000
August 200081.3Fair6 out of 10-9600
May 199895.7Fair6 out of 10-8900
May 199096.9Fair6 out of 10-7600