SH 78 over RED RIVER


+33.75343, -96.19638
33°45'12" N, 96°11'47" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 78 over RED RIVER
Structure number:010750027902024
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:212.9 ft. [64.9 m]
Total length:2112.0 ft. [643.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1938
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:8
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:4,600 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:28% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:43.6
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$4,106,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairFairFairFair460043.6
November 2016PoorFairFairCritical46006.0
December 2014FairFairFairFair390043.4
December 2012FairFairSatisfactoryFair390043.4
November 2010FairFairSatisfactoryFair350043.6
December 2008FairFairSatisfactoryFair430043.6
January 2007FairFairSatisfactoryFair117552.6
May 2005FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory117565.0
April 2003FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory117566.8
May 2001FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory117566.8
March 1999FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory117566.8
March 1997FairFairSatisfactoryGood117566.8
December 1996FairFairFairSatisfactory117551.4
August 1994FairFairFairSatisfactory117551.5
July 1992FairFairFairSatisfactory117549.9