+30.13644, -99.31565
30°08'11" N, 99°18'56" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:SH 27 over DRY BRANCH
Structure number:151330014203008
Location:0.4 MI SE OF FM 479
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Total length:143.1 ft. [43.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:39.7 ft. [12.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:43.3 ft. [13.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1934
Year reconstructed:1963
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:5
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,410 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:19% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
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 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 is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Operating rating:42.6 tons [38.7 metric tons]
Inventory rating:24.8 tons [22.5 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:84.7

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
June 201684.7FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-1410
January 201583.4FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-2000
January 201383.4FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-2000
January 201186.5FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-2000
December 200886.6FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-1950
December 200688.5FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory-1500
December 200493.7FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory-1500
January 200394.7FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory-1500
October 200094.9FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory-1400
October 199889.8FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory-1350
May 199695.5GoodGoodVery GoodGood-1100
January 199495.5GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-1150
September 199195.1FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory-950