+27.26441, -98.13593
27°15'52" N, 98°08'09" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 281 over LOS OLMOS CREEK
Structure number:161260025502019
Location:0.1 MI N OF BROOKS C/L
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:9.8 ft. [3.0 m]
Total length:111.9 ft. [34.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:86.3 ft. [26.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:88.6 ft. [27.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1926
Year reconstructed:1985
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Number of main spans:10
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:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,490 [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:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:76.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
February 2016Good7 out of 101149076.5
February 2014Good7 out of 101250084.0
March 2012Fair6 out of 101110084.0
February 2010Fair6 out of 101150085.0
January 2008Fair6 out of 101050083.0
February 2006Fair6 out of 101050083.0
March 2004Fair6 out of 101050083.0
February 2002Fair6 out of 101050084.0
February 2000Fair6 out of 101040084.0
December 1997Fair6 out of 10780086.3
December 1995Fair6 out of 10800070.0
November 1993Fair6 out of 10810070.0
December 1991Fair6 out of 10740066.1

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.88569519000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.250250000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.999999000