NFA 1385 (SA 1012) over WATAUGA RIVER


+36.34564, -82.28274
36°20'44" N, 82°16'58" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NFA 1385 (SA 1012) over WATAUGA RIVER
Structure number:10013850003
Location:N OF SR91-2 MI E OF CO LI
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:120.4 ft. [36.7 m]
Total length:223.4 ft. [68.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:20.7 ft. [6.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1941
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:M 9 / H 10 [1]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Steel plate (includes orthotropic) [5]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:870 [as of 2018]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:17.8
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,767,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2017PoorPoorPoorFair87017.8
July 2015PoorPoorPoorFair87017.8
July 2013PoorPoorPoorFair87017.8
July 2011PoorPoorPoorFair87017.8
September 2009PoorPoorPoorFair87017.8
September 2007PoorPoorPoorFair87017.8
September 2005PoorPoorPoorFair87017.8
October 2003PoorPoorFairFair80036.9
July 2001PoorPoorFairFair81036.8
September 1999FairFairFairFair69043.3
October 1997FairFairFairFair72043.2
August 1995FairFairFairFair67043.4
September 1993FairFairFairFair54043.6
October 1991FairFairFairFair53043.7