+29.94288, -98.99472
29°56'34" N, 98°59'41" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:SH 27 over BLUFF CREEK
Structure number:151330014205024
Location:2.8 MI E OF FM 480
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Total length:113.9 ft. [34.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1931
Year reconstructed:1954
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Number of main spans:3
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: July 2016 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,460 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:13% 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:48.5 tons [44.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:30.7 tons [27.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:87.5

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
July 201687.5GoodGoodGoodGood-4460
January 201583.6GoodGoodGoodGood-4700
January 201383.6GoodGoodGoodGood-4700
January 201182.8GoodGoodGoodGood-4600
December 200882.8GoodGoodGoodGood-4600
January 200784.4GoodGoodGoodGood-4200
December 200485.5GoodGoodGoodGood-4200
November 200286.5GoodGoodGoodGood-4200
October 200087.0GoodGoodVery GoodGood-3900
October 199887.0GoodGoodVery GoodGood-3900
May 199688.5GoodGoodVery GoodGood-3000
January 199488.9GoodGoodVery GoodGood-2800
September 199193.2GoodGoodVery GoodGood-2400