US 87 over Palo Duro Creek


+35.86559, -102.01769
35°51'56" N, 102°01'04" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 87 over Palo Duro Creek
Structure number:041710042502002
Location:0.9 Mi E of FM 2589
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:3.9 ft. [1.2 m]
Total length:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:87.3 ft. [26.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:94.5 ft. [28.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1935
Year reconstructed:2013
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:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,340 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:16% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
Culvert condition:Deterioration or initial disintegration, minor chloride contamination, cracking with some leaching, or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Local minor scouring at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth curvature, non-symmetrical shape, significant corrosion or moderate pitting. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:89.9

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
September 2017Fair6 out of 10434089.9
September 2015Fair6 out of 10434089.6
September 2013Fair6 out of 10330087.3
March 2012Good7 out of 10350087.2
March 2010Good7 out of 10400090.1
March 2008Good7 out of 10370087.3
March 2006Good7 out of 10410088.0
March 2004Good7 out of 10420084.7
April 2002Good7 out of 10350069.8
May 2000Good7 out of 10340069.8
June 1998Good7 out of 10280070.4
June 1996Good7 out of 10280070.4
June 1994Good7 out of 10260070.6
June 1992Good7 out of 10330079.1
April 1990Good8 out of 10360079.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.66261238120
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.7575000