+35.79522, -104.98091
35°47'43" N, 104°58'51" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NM-161 over SAPELLO RIVER
Structure number:000000000002549
Location:1.3 MI N OF JCT I-25
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:75.1 ft. [22.9 m]
Total length:302.2 ft. [92.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1934
Year reconstructed:1988
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:232 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:13% 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:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:95.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017GoodGoodGoodGood23295.0
November 2015GoodGoodGoodGood13795.0
November 2013GoodGoodGoodGood13795.0
November 2011GoodGoodGoodGood13395.0
November 2009GoodGoodGoodGood35795.0
December 2007GoodGoodGoodGood36395.0
November 2005GoodGoodGoodGood33995.0
November 2003GoodGoodGoodGood36395.0
December 2001GoodGoodGoodGood16095.0
March 2000GoodGoodGoodGood47894.0
February 1998GoodGoodGoodGood44794.0
March 1996GoodGoodGoodGood44794.0
June 1994GoodGoodGoodGood23695.0
August 1992GoodGoodGoodGood24495.0
August 1990GoodGoodGoodGood245100.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,8111,811000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.9,3659,365000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach66000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.5959000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.5959000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.8585000
Assembly with Sealeach161161000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.161161000
Movable Bearingeach2424000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Fixed Bearingeach2424000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.738738000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000