PR 53 over BLANCO RIVER & PR 31


+18.21217, -65.77716
18°12'44" N, 65°46'38" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PR 53 over BLANCO RIVER & PR 31
Structure number:025452
Purpose:Carries highway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Tolls:Yes [1]
Length of largest span:128.0 ft. [39.0 m]
Total length:1992.9 ft. [607.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:42.7 ft. [13.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:45.6 ft. [13.9 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Skew angle:24°
Owner:State Toll Authority [31]
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: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: January 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,679 [as of 2010]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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:96.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
January 2018FairFairSatisfactoryGood1167996.5
November 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood990097.5
November 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood990097.5
November 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood990097.5
November 2009GoodGoodGoodGood990097.5
November 2007GoodGoodGoodGood990097.5
November 2005GoodGoodGoodGood600097.7
April 2003GoodGoodGoodGood600097.7
May 2000GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good600097.7
May 1998GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good700098.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.10,96110,958300
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.90,62181,5589,06300
Reinforced Concrete Columneach4848000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2071842300
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.761754700
Compression Jointlinear ft.3182790390
Elastomeric Bearingeach176176000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.3,9863,9701600