FM 998 over Rita Blanca Creek


+35.84705, -102.51340
35°50'49" N, 102°30'48" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FM 998 over Rita Blanca Creek
Structure number:041040162202001
Location:9.2 Mi West JCT US 87
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Total length:125.0 ft. [38.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.6 ft. [7.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:25.3 ft. [7.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1952
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:5
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:560 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:43% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:39.6 tons [36.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:19.8 tons [18.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:51.9
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$203,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201651.9FairFairFairSatisfactory-560
September 201451.2FairFairFairSatisfactory-700
September 201251.2FairFairFairSatisfactory-700
January 201149.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-760
January 200952.4FairFairFairSatisfactory-490
February 200755.6FairFairFairSatisfactory-370
January 200554.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-370
January 200459.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-430
November 200261.4FairFairFairSatisfactory-350
December 200142.5PoorPoorPoorSatisfactorySD350
February 200040.8PoorPoorPoorSatisfactorySD440
March 199861.5FairFairFairSatisfactory-320
February 199672.7FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-340
February 199468.9FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-220
February 199284.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-100

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Columneach129300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,9963,996000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1514100
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3324720
Pourable Jointlinear ft.2802800
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.55000