SH 71 over US 281


+30.50905, -98.29559
30°30'33" N, 98°17'44" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 71 over US 281
Structure number:140270025202029
Location:1.1 MI N OF BLANCO C/L
Purpose:Carries highway over highway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:100.1 ft. [30.5 m]
Total length:325.1 ft. [99.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:50.2 ft. [15.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:18°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1971
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
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:4,180 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:11% 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:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Underclearances appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:48.5 tons [44.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:89.3

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
April 201589.3GoodGoodGoodGood-4180
May 201389.9GoodGoodGoodGood-3900
June 201191.0GoodGoodGoodGood-3800
July 200991.2GoodGoodGoodGood-3700
July 200792.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-3300
May 200597.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-3300
April 200398.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-3300
October 200198.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-3300
November 199998.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-2100
January 199898.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-2100
March 199698.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-2100
March 199497.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-2200
February 199297.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-1500

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.793787600
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.44000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach99000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.3231100
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4638800
Open Jointlinear ft.8080000
Elastomeric Bearingeach6464000
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.211211000