US 281 over FLAT CREEK


+30.05438, -98.41114
30°03'16" N, 98°24'40" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:US 281 over FLAT CREEK
Structure number:140160025301044
Location:1.1 MI S OF FM 32
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:22.0 ft. [6.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:54.5 ft. [16.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:83.3 ft. [25.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1960
Year reconstructed:2014
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:2
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,650 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
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:92.5

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionCulvert ConditionSD/FOADT
April 201592.5Good7 out of 10-9650
June 201390.5Good7 out of 10-9700
June 201190.5Good7 out of 10-9900
June 200998.0Good7 out of 10-9400
June 200597.0Good7 out of 10-7800
July 200198.0Good7 out of 10-7800
July 199998.0Good7 out of 10-6800
June 199598.0Good7 out of 10-5400
September 199394.1Good7 out of 10-4700
September 199195.1Good7 out of 10-4200