+32.23541, -104.07976
32°14'07" N, 104°04'47" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US-285 N/S over BLACK RIVER
Structure number:000000000009035
Location:17.1 MI N OF TEXAS LINE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:115.2 ft. [35.1 m]
Total length:325.1 ft. [99.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:41.0 ft. [12.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.3 ft. [12.9 m]
Skew angle:10°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1998
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:3
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete continuous [6]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,726 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:60% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:94.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory472694.4
March 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory448897.1
March 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory290297.5
March 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory137198.6
March 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory210998.4
March 2007GoodGoodGoodGood213298.4
March 2005GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good211998.4
April 2003GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good539996.4
May 2001GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good345298.0
November 1998GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good153696.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,95001,95000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.13,860013,86000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach40400
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.8808800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.8508500
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.8080000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.25401541000
Elastomeric Bearingeach1212000
Enclosed/Concealed Bearingeach2423001
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.720072000