US281 over STREAM


+40.32799, -98.44376
40°19'41" N, 98°26'38" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US281 over STREAM
Structure number:S281 02635
Location:0S BLUE HILL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1939
Year reconstructed:1962
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,795 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:16% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:36.0 tons [32.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:24.0 tons [21.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:80.0

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
July 201580.0Good7 out of 10-1795
August 201380.0Good7 out of 10-1795
July 201384.3Good7 out of 10-1795
August 201184.0Good7 out of 10-1670
August 200987.1Good7 out of 10-1470
September 200799.7Good7 out of 10-1495
September 200599.6Good7 out of 10-1675
September 200399.6Good7 out of 10-1610
September 200199.6Good7 out of 10-1610
August 199999.6Good7 out of 10-1595
October 199799.6Good7 out of 10-1495
August 199597.6Good7 out of 10-1610
August 199387.5Good7 out of 10-1480
October 199194.8Good7 out of 10-1350

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.6059100