SH 71 over Skull Creek Relief


+29.53882, -96.44802
29°32'20" N, 96°26'53" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 71 over Skull Creek Relief
Structure number:130450026604031
Location:2.35 Mi SE of US 90A
Purpose:Carries highway over relief for waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Total length:228.0 ft. [69.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1932
Year reconstructed:1981
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Number of main spans:8
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: March 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,350 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:42% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:90.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory735090.0
May 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory735090.8
May 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory360095.3
July 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory370095.2
July 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory500092.2
June 2007FairGoodGoodSatisfactory630089.9
May 2005FairGoodGoodSatisfactory460093.9
June 2003FairGoodGoodSatisfactory510093.4
May 2001FairGoodGoodSatisfactory580092.8
October 1999PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor520063.1
July 1997GoodGoodGoodGood320094.1
July 1995GoodVery GoodGoodGood340094.9
May 1993GoodVery GoodGoodGood350079.8
March 1991GoodVery GoodGoodGood360079.7