+43.91932, -98.45151
43°55'10" N, 98°27'05" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US281 over FIRESTEEL CK
Structure number:000000002180013
Location:1.3 S N COUNTY LINE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Total length:151.6 ft. [46.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:34.5 ft. [10.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1959
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,108 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:35% 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:86.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2017GoodGoodGoodGood110886.0
April 2015GoodGoodGoodGood101686.4
May 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood100586.4
June 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood101885.2
June 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood87586.7
June 2007FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood94586.5
June 2005GoodGoodGoodGood98086.4
December 2003GoodGoodGoodGood106585.0
December 2001GoodGoodGoodGood106585.0
January 2000GoodGoodGoodGood85084.8
January 1998GoodGoodGoodGood94584.5
January 1996GoodGoodGoodGood97584.4
January 1994GoodGoodGoodGood83579.7
January 1992GoodGoodGoodGood64582.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Columneach88000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.98465200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.138138000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.3032257800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,300540500130130
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.303303000
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.5,2025,1861600
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.10,4049,713310660