SH 16 over Nueces River


+28.30939, -98.55715
28°18'34" N, 98°33'26" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 16 over Nueces River
Structure number:151620051703016
Location:10.65 Mi S of SH 72
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:83.0 ft. [25.3 m]
Total length:1047.0 ft. [319.1 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:1940
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:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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 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 foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:69.2

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2018FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory320069.2
July 2016FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory320068.9
January 2015FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory210073.8
January 2013FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory210074.9
January 2011FairGoodGoodSatisfactory120079.2
February 2009FairGoodGoodSatisfactory135079.5
February 2007FairGoodGoodSatisfactory105081.9
January 2005FairGoodGoodSatisfactory110081.3
February 2003FairGoodGoodSatisfactory100082.7
February 2001FairGoodGoodSatisfactory100086.7
December 1998FairGoodVery GoodSatisfactory100086.7
June 1996FairGoodGoodSatisfactory87087.3
April 1994GoodVery GoodGoodGood84087.4
September 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood86093.4