+33.23248, -80.88350
33°13'57" N, 80°53'01" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 78 over BRIAR BRANCH
Structure number:000000000000478
Old structure number:000520007800200 (from 1992 edition)
Location:8.5MI E OF BAMBERG
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Total length:100.1 ft. [30.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:42.7 ft. [13.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.9 ft. [13.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1931
Year reconstructed:1966
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:4
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: April 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:2,200 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations (including piles) on dry land well above flood water elevations. [9]
Sufficiency rating:95.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2018FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory220095.4
April 2016FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory190095.5
April 2014PoorGoodPoorPoor180068.8
May 2012PoorGoodPoorPoor155068.9
June 2010PoorGoodPoorPoor160068.9
June 2008PoorGoodPoorPoor165068.9
June 2006PoorGoodPoorPoor200068.8
June 2004PoorGoodPoorPoor230068.7
June 1998GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good210094.0
May 1990GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good206994.7

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.4003831610
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.2,1502,1252500
Reinforced Concrete Top Flangesq. ft.2,3502,346004
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach4040000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.225225000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.200200000