PR 53 over PR 973 & PALMAS CREEK


+18.22045, -65.69299
18°13'14" N, 65°41'35" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PR 53 over PR 973 & PALMAS CREEK
Structure number:024531
Location:4 KM. N.E. OF NAGUABO
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Rural) [01]
Tolls:Yes, on toll road [2]
Length of largest span:118.8 ft. [36.2 m]
Total length:2092.3 ft. [637.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:80.7 ft. [24.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:108.6 ft. [33.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:10°
Owner:State Toll Authority [31]
Year built:1996
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:17
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:19,448 [as of 2008]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:97.1

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1944897.1
May 2016FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1944897.1
May 2014FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1944897.1
May 2012FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1944897.1
June 2010FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1740097.2
January 2008GoodGoodGoodGood1740097.2
February 2006GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1580097.3
February 2004GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1530097.3
April 2001GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1530097.3
April 1999GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good970097.5
January 1997GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good950099.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.22,70322,6703300
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.182,6641172,00710,6560
Reinforced Concrete Columneach9688800
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.3122991300
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,7091,6347500
Pourable Jointlinear ft.1,00191966160
Elastomeric Bearingeach360360000
Enclosed/Concealed Bearingeach37363270400
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.8,3768,18619000