+28.98026, -95.91356
28°58'49" N, 95°54'49" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FM 457 over BUCKS BAYOU
Structure number:131580060501014
Location:1.65 MI E OF SH 35
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:90.9 ft. [27.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:39.0 ft. [11.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:40.7 ft. [12.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1961
Year reconstructed:1994
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
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 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,850 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Very Good [8 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: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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:88.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2016FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good385088.5
November 2014FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good370092.0
January 2013FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good370092.0
January 2011GoodGoodGoodGood360092.3
January 2009GoodGoodGoodGood370092.2
January 2007GoodGoodGoodGood430092.1
January 2005GoodGoodGoodGood430093.1
March 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryGood410093.9
January 2001FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good340094.1
November 1999GoodGoodGoodVery Good400093.9
July 1997GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good410093.9
May 1995GoodGoodGoodVery Good420093.9
May 1993GoodGoodGoodGood400076.9
June 1991GoodGoodGoodGood370077.0