+36.51007, -83.60588
36°30'36" N, 83°36'21" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NFA 2497 over BLAIR CREEK
Structure number:13024970001
Location:4.5 M NW OF TAZEWELL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:11.5 ft. [3.5 m]
Total length:32.5 ft. [9.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:35.8 ft. [10.9 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1998
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:3
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:990 [as of 2018]
Truck traffic:13% of total traffic
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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:91.3

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
June 2017Good7 out of 1099091.3
June 2015Good7 out of 1099091.3
June 2013Good8 out of 1099091.3
June 2011Good8 out of 1099091.3
June 2009Good8 out of 1099091.3
July 2007Good8 out of 1099092.3
July 2005Good8 out of 10104092.3
July 2003Good8 out of 10118092.3
July 2001Good8 out of 10117095.6
June 1999Good8 out of 10101095.6
September 1997FairN out of 1090056.9
June 1995FairN out of 1060057.1
March 1993FairN out of 1050057.1
May 1991Fair5 out of 1050058.1