SH 15 over Palo Duro Creek


+36.20246, -101.30680
36°12'09" N, 101°18'24" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 15 over Palo Duro Creek
Structure number:040990030802002
Location:1.0 Mi SE of FM 2018
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:20.0 ft. [6.1 m]
Total length:279.9 ft. [85.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:46.3 ft. [14.1 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1934
Year reconstructed:1969
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:14
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,080 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:27% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Sufficiency rating:71.0
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$31,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2018PoorFairSatisfactoryPoor108071.0
August 2016FairFairSatisfactoryFair108084.7
August 2014FairFairSatisfactoryFair110084.7
August 2012FairFairSatisfactoryFair110084.7
February 2011FairFairSatisfactoryFair130084.7
February 2009FairFairSatisfactoryFair130084.7
February 2007FairFairSatisfactoryFair120084.7
April 2005FairFairSatisfactoryFair130063.8
August 2003FairFairSatisfactoryFair130076.5
September 2001PoorFairSatisfactoryPoor130060.3
September 1999PoorFairSatisfactoryPoor115060.4
June 1997PoorFairFairPoor125060.3
June 1995FairFairFairFair120076.5
June 1993FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood120088.6
May 1991FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood130095.8