PR 53 over PR 971 & UNKNOWN CREEK


+18.21250, -65.77083
18°12'45" N, 65°46'15" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PR 53 over PR 971 & UNKNOWN CREEK
Structure number:024482
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Tolls:Yes, on toll road [2]
Length of largest span:123.7 ft. [37.7 m]
Total length:1603.4 ft. [488.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.7 ft. [12.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:10°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1997
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:13
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,850 [as of 2001]
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Underclearances appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:98.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairSatisfactoryGoodGood785098.0
May 2016FairSatisfactoryGoodGood785098.0
April 2014FairSatisfactoryGoodGood785098.0
May 2012FairSatisfactoryGoodGood785098.0
June 2010FairSatisfactoryGoodGood870098.0
January 2008GoodGoodGoodGood870098.0
February 2006GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good790098.0
February 2004GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good765098.0
April 2001GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good765098.0
April 1999GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good970096.0
January 1997GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-92.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.8,0188,018000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.70,22470,224000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach3635100
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.217217000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.528528000
Compression Jointlinear ft.3352993600
Elastomeric Bearingeach130130000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.3,2093,1892000