SH 16 over Nueces River Relief


+28.31684, -98.56059
28°19'01" N, 98°33'38" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 16 over Nueces River Relief
Structure number:151620051703015
Location:10.1 Mi S of SH 72
Purpose:Carries highway over relief for waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:962.0 ft. [293.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:39.7 ft. [12.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1941
Year reconstructed:1988
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:24
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: July 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,200 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:21% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:77.9

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2018FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory320077.9
July 2016FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory320077.6
January 2015FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory210082.0
January 2013FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory210077.6
January 2011FairGoodGoodSatisfactory120081.8
February 2009FairGoodGoodSatisfactory135082.1
February 2007FairGoodGoodSatisfactory105084.4
January 2005FairGoodGoodSatisfactory110083.9
February 2003FairGoodGoodSatisfactory100085.3
February 2001FairGoodGoodSatisfactory100085.3
December 1998GoodGoodGoodGood100085.3
June 1996GoodGoodGoodGood87085.8
April 1994GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good84076.9
September 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good86081.4