+29.07911, -98.85412
29°04'45" N, 98°51'15" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 173 over SMITH BRANCH
Structure number:150830042103003
Location:0.90 MI SE OF FM 472
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:5.9 ft. [1.8 m]
Total length:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.7 ft. [12.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1938
Year reconstructed:2003
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:6
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,220 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry 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: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]
Sufficiency rating:87.2

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
July 2016Good7 out of 10322087.2
January 2015Good7 out of 10220088.5
January 2013Good7 out of 10220088.5
January 2011Good7 out of 10180089.3
January 2009Good7 out of 10165089.5
January 2007Good7 out of 10180089.3
November 2004Good7 out of 10200088.7
October 2002Good7 out of 10150088.3
October 2000Good7 out of 10150087.9
December 1998Good7 out of 10165087.8
July 1996Good7 out of 10145088.0
May 1994Good7 out of 10145092.1
November 1989Good8 out of 10110096.1