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 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
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:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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:84.7
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$31,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
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