+32.39786, -80.61549
32°23'52" N, 80°36'56" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 21 over CHOWAN CREEK
Structure number:000000000000626
Old structure number:000720002100400 (from 1992 edition)
Location:4.0 MI SE BEAUFORT
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:509.9 ft. [155.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:57.1 ft. [17.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:2000
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:17
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:17,800 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:6% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 (including piles) on dry land well above flood water elevations. [9]
Sufficiency rating:100.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2018GoodGoodGoodGood17800100.0
September 2016GoodGoodGoodGood14900100.0
October 2014GoodGoodGoodGood1460080.0
November 2012GoodGoodGoodGood1510080.0
October 2010GoodGoodGoodGood1570080.0
November 2008GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1570080.0
November 2006GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1710080.0
October 2004GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1730080.0
July 1998FairGoodFairFair1160049.0
September 1990FairGoodSatisfactoryFair802048.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.29,070029,07000
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach162162000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1,0261,026000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.285002850
Elastomeric Bearingeach1717000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.1,0201,0081200