+34.20200, -82.49592
34°12'07" N, 82°29'45" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SC 71 over PENNY CREEK
Structure number:000000000003142
Old structure number:000140007100300 (from 1992 edition)
Location:6.8 MI N W OF ABBEVILLE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:28.2 ft. [8.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:31.8 ft. [9.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1960
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 13.5 / HS 15 [3]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:475 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:5% 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:89.3

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory47589.3
September 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory45089.4
September 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory45089.7
September 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory55089.7
August 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory50089.7
September 2007FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory60089.7
September 2005FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory70089.6
September 1999FairGoodSatisfactoryGood60089.9
September 1991GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good39190.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.360035640
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.2,5472,547000
Prestressed Concrete Columneach80800
Timber Columneach1601600
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.118011710
Pourable Jointlinear ft.6406400
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.180180000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000