FM 281 over South Palo Duro Creek


+36.02332, -101.45207
36°01'24" N, 101°27'07" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FM 281 over South Palo Duro Creek
Structure number:041180079406003
Location:0.6 MI E OF SH 136
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:210.0 ft. [64.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.4 ft. [11.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1954
Year reconstructed:1983
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:7
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:460 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:43% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:75.8
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$13,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair46075.8
November 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory46086.5
November 2013FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory51086.5
February 2012FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory34086.6
February 2010FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory37087.9
February 2008FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory35087.9
February 2006FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory22091.8
February 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair48082.3
March 2003PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor33058.3
February 2002PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor30058.3
February 2000PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor36058.3
April 1998FairGoodGoodSatisfactory33085.5
April 1996FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory33085.5
March 1994GoodVery GoodGoodGood38062.8
May 1992GoodVery GoodGoodGood18076.9
April 1990FairVery GoodGoodFair29061.7