I-40 EBL over Bluewater Creek & CR


+35.24355, -107.95788
35°14'37" N, 107°57'28" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I-40 EBL over Bluewater Creek & CR
Structure number:000000000007253
Location:5.3 MI W OF I-40 EXIT-79
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Rural) [01]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:152.2 ft. [46.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.9 ft. [13.7 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:30°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1971
Year reconstructed:2007
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:26,160 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:35% 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 desirable criteria [8]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:91.4
Recommended work:Bridge deck rehabilitation with only incidental widening. [36]
Estimated cost of work:$350,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2017GoodGoodGoodGood2616091.4
April 2015GoodGoodGoodGood1264092.8
April 2013GoodGoodGoodGood2394191.6
April 2011FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1059793.0
April 2009FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2079892.0
May 2007PoorPoorGoodSatisfactory1256191.0
May 2005PoorPoorGoodSatisfactory1254589.7
May 2003FairFairGoodSatisfactory967192.0
May 2001FairFairGoodSatisfactory1027396.0
May 1999FairFairGoodSatisfactory940396.1
May 1997FairFairGoodSatisfactory1095896.0
June 1995FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory1036796.2
June 1993FairFairSatisfactoryFair914785.2
June 1991FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory795797.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.760760000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.6,8406,840000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.6,8406,840000
Steel Columneach2102100
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.7,87507,87500
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.104104000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.142142000
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.208208000
Elastomeric Bearingeach4040000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.305305000