US 281 NB over DRAIN


+27.44977, -98.11091
27°26'59" N, 98°06'39" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 281 NB over DRAIN
Structure number:161260025502012
Location:5.7 MI N OF FM 716
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:4.9 ft. [1.5 m]
Total length:35.1 ft. [10.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:43.0 ft. [13.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:45.3 ft. [13.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1926
Year reconstructed:1962
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Number of main spans:6
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,850 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:23% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Culvert condition:Deterioration or initial disintegration, minor chloride contamination, cracking with some leaching, or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Local minor scouring at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth curvature, non-symmetrical shape, significant corrosion or moderate pitting. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:83.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
February 2016Fair6 out of 10585083.4
February 2014Fair6 out of 10590083.3
March 2012Fair6 out of 10525084.2
February 2010Fair6 out of 10530084.4
January 2008Good7 out of 10485083.1
February 2006Good7 out of 10485083.1
March 2004Good7 out of 10485083.8
February 2002Good7 out of 10485083.8
February 2000Good7 out of 10470084.0
December 1997Good7 out of 10345085.7
December 1995Good7 out of 10345085.7
November 1993Good7 out of 10400084.9
December 1991Good7 out of 10330078.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.272271100
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.100100000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.999999000