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NC49 over CATAWBA RIVER

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Coordinates:
+35.10060, -81.03997
35°06'02" N, 81°02'24" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NC49 over CATAWBA RIVER
Structure number:000000001190023
Location:3.4 MI. W. JCT. NC160
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:86.0 ft. [26.2 m]
Total length:1417.1 ft. [431.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:51.2 ft. [15.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:67.9 ft. [20.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:2003
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:17
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete continuous [6]
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: September 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:26,000 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:14% 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:49.0 tons [44.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:67.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201667.9GoodGoodGoodGood-26000
September 201466.9FairFairGoodGood-26000
September 201267.9FairFairGoodGood-27000
September 201068.9GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good-27000
September 200868.9GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-23000
December 200668.9GoodVery GoodExcellentExcellent-20000
July 200468.9GoodVery GoodExcellentExcellent-20000
June 200167.9GoodExcellentExcellentExcellent-22000
October 199936.9PoorSatisfactoryGoodPoorSD22300
September 199135.9PoorFairGoodPoorSD13400

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Superstructure
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.11,29611,294200
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.95,66469,8898,78616,9890
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Columneach4848000
Steel Pileeach3636000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,1901,189100
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.40818002280
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach272271100
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.2,8542,8282600