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


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
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,1922,192000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1616000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach4544100
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2725200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.195195000
Open Jointlinear ft.221221000
Elastomeric Bearingeach192192000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.748748000