US 281 over TOWN CREEK


+30.28415, -98.40599
30°17'03" N, 98°24'22" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 281 over TOWN CREEK
Structure number:140160025203026
Location:0.6 MI N OF US 290 W
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Skew angle:15°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
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:6
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,240 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:19% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
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]
Operating rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:26.7 tons [24.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:74.5

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
April 201574.5Fair6 out of 10-8240
June 201375.5Good7 out of 10-7100
June 201175.5Good7 out of 10-7400
July 200982.0Good7 out of 10-7000
September 200581.0Good7 out of 10-7900
July 200183.0Good7 out of 10-8800
July 199983.0Good7 out of 10-5900
June 199583.0Good7 out of 10-4900
September 199379.1Good7 out of 10-4200
September 199180.1Good7 out of 10-4300