+27.44126, -98.11210
27°26'29" N, 98°06'44" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 281 NB over SALADO CREEK
Structure number:161260025502013
Location:5.1 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:86.0 ft. [26.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:40.4 ft. [12.3 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:15
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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:90.9

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
February 2016Fair6 out of 10585090.9
February 2014Fair6 out of 10590098.5
March 2012Fair6 out of 10525098.5
February 2010Fair6 out of 10530098.5
January 2008Fair6 out of 10485096.6
February 2006Fair6 out of 10485096.6
March 2004Fair6 out of 10485097.6
February 2002Fair6 out of 10485097.6
February 2000Fair6 out of 10470097.6
December 1997Fair6 out of 10345097.7
December 1995Fair6 out of 10345097.7
November 1993Fair6 out of 10400092.9
December 1991Fair6 out of 10330090.7

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.60850687150
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.200200000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.999999000