+35.11355, -78.47676
35°06'49" N, 78°28'36" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NC242 over HORNET SWAMP
Structure number:000000001630389
Old structure number:000000000163389 (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.7 MI. S. OF JCT SR 13
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:7.9 ft. [2.4 m]
Total length:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1964
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:2
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,700 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Culvert condition:Moderate to major deterioration or disintegration, extensive cracking and leaching or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Minor settlement or misalignment. Noticeable scouring or erosion at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have significant distortion and deflection in one section, significant corrosion or deep pitting. [5]
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:88.5

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
March 201688.5Fair5 out of 10-1700
April 201488.4Fair5 out of 10-1800
May 201288.5Fair5 out of 10-1700
June 201099.6Fair6 out of 10-1500
June 200899.5Fair6 out of 10-1700
November 200699.6Fair6 out of 10-1600
February 200499.6Fair6 out of 10-1600
February 200299.6Fair6 out of 10-1600
August 200099.6Fair6 out of 10-1600
July 199899.6Fair6 out of 10-1600
June 199699.6Fair6 out of 10-1500
June 199499.6Fair6 out of 10-1200
August 199299.6Fair6 out of 10-1200
August 199099.3Fair6 out of 10-2500