+34.02374, -81.10362
34°01'25" N, 81°06'13" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I-26 over SALUDA RIVER
Structure number:000000000003022
Old structure number:003210002600400 (from 1992 edition)
Location:3MI W OF COLA
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:69.9 ft. [21.3 m]
Total length:702.1 ft. [214.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:138.1 ft. [42.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:148.0 ft. [45.1 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1959
Year reconstructed:1985
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:10
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: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:94,100 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:12% 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: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:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:85.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory9410085.0
November 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory8100085.0
December 2013FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory7980085.0
December 2011FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory7950085.0
December 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory7990085.0
January 2008FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory8310085.0
January 2006FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory8500085.0
February 2000FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory7850085.0
January 1992FairGoodSatisfactoryGood6760082.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.13,33812,794510340
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.103,896103,4013851100
Reinforced Concrete Columneach5454000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.2,2992,24840110
Pourable Jointlinear ft.75943903200
Compression Jointlinear ft.1,2421,1620800
Elastomeric Bearingeach360360000
Fixed Bearingeach2000200
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.2,8082,547235260