S-18-53 over BEAR BRANCH


+33.19123, -80.62968
33°11'28" N, 80°37'47" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:S-18-53 over BEAR BRANCH
Structure number:000000000003636
Old structure number:001870005300100 (from 1992 edition)
Location:3.5 MI W ST GEORGE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:15.1 ft. [4.6 m]
Total length:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:27.6 ft. [8.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1961
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:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Precast Panels [2]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:250 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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 determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:61.4
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$58,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2017PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor25061.4
April 2015PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor20061.4
May 2013PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor30056.9
May 2011PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor27556.9
June 2009PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor20061.4
June 2007PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor25061.4
February 2005PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor25061.4
March 1999PoorGoodGoodPoor20062.8
January 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood19088.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Timber Columneach151905
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.8308300
Pourable Jointlinear ft.2702700
Elastomeric Bearingeach30300
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.825479413050
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.8257844100