+18.26833, -65.72000
18°16'06" N, 65°43'12" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PR 971 over FAJARDO RIVER
Structure number:008131
Location:10 KM WEST OF CEIBA
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Total length:112.5 ft. [34.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:17.4 ft. [5.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:22.6 ft. [6.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1961
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:866 [as of 2006]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; field review indicates that extensive scour has occurred at bridge foundations. [2]
Sufficiency rating:76.3
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$702,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2017FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory86676.3
April 2015FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory86676.3
April 2013FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory100076.2
April 2011FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory100076.2
May 2009FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory100076.2
October 2007FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory100076.2
November 2005FairFairFairSatisfactory100054.7
April 2003FairFairFairSatisfactory100054.7
May 2000FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory100065.9
April 1998FairFairSatisfactoryFair100054.7
June 1996FairFairSatisfactoryFair100054.7
August 1994FairFairSatisfactoryFair210053.4
August 1992FairFairFairFair210053.4
February 1991FairFairFairSatisfactory210061.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.3383181370
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.2,5404951,7762690
Reinforced Concrete Columneach60600
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1281181000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.49391000
Compression Jointlinear ft.3603600
Movable Bearingeach60600
Fixed Bearingeach60600
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.2262161000