US 79 over SMITH BR


+31.81123, -95.56802
31°48'40" N, 95°34'05" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 79 over SMITH BR
Structure number:100010020601003
Location:4.9 MI E OF US 287
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Total length:57.1 ft. [17.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1926
Year reconstructed:1954
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:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,940 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:26% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:90.8

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2016GoodGoodGoodGood594090.8
December 2014GoodGoodGoodGood510091.1
December 2012GoodGoodGoodGood510091.1
December 2010FairGoodGoodSatisfactory470096.2
December 2008FairGoodGoodSatisfactory580092.7
December 2006FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory560091.8
March 2005FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory560094.0
January 2003GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood580093.8
April 2001GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood480094.8
October 1998GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good520093.8
February 1997GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good470094.8
January 1995GoodGoodVery GoodGood420095.8
December 1992GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good410095.1
December 1990GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good400095.1

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.5125001200
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.8080000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4038200
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.114114000