+35.17018, -83.92278
35°10'13" N, 83°55'22" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NC141 over VALLEY RIVER
Structure number:000000000390005
Location:.1 MI.S.JCT.SR1521
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:50.9 ft. [15.5 m]
Total length:158.1 ft. [48.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.6 ft. [8.1 m]
Skew angle:20°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
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 [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,600 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
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:47.9 tons [43.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.9 tons [25.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:66.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
April 201666.5GoodGoodGoodGoodFO3600
April 201465.9GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4000
April 201265.7GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4100
May 201064.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4800
July 200863.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4600
May 200663.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4600
April 200463.3GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4600
May 200264.8GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4500
May 200064.8GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4500
July 199865.4GoodGoodGoodGoodFO4100
March 199148.9FairFairFairFairFO3300