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SH 55 over NUECES RIVER

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Coordinates:
+29.39833, -100.00096
29°23'54" N, 100°00'03" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 55 over NUECES RIVER
Structure number:152320023505024
Location:1.55 MI SE OF FM 334
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:75.1 ft. [22.9 m]
Total length:1200.2 ft. [365.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.4 ft. [12.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.3 ft. [12.9 m]
Skew angle:15°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1989
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:16
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Precast Panels [2]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,020 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:25% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 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: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]
Operating rating:48.5 tons [44.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:97.0

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
August 201697.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-1020
September 201497.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-1150
September 201297.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-1150
September 201097.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-1050
September 200897.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-1050
September 200698.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-1800
September 200499.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-1150
September 2002100.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-1150
August 2000100.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-1150
September 1998100.0FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory-1000
April 1996100.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-890
March 1994100.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-790
October 1991100.0GoodGoodVery GoodGood-750

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Superstructure
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,1922,192000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1616000
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Columneach4544100
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2725200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.195195000
Joints
Open Jointlinear ft.221221000
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach192192000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.748748000