+31.41114, -96.04239
31°24'40" N, 96°02'33" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:IH 45 SB over BLISS CREEK
Structure number:171450067503151
Location:3.35 MI S OF US 79
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Rural) [01]
Length of largest span:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Total length:299.9 ft. [91.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1969
Year reconstructed:1987
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:12,320 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:30% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
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:96.8

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
March 201596.8FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-12320
March 201396.8FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-12860
March 201196.8FairGoodVery GoodSatisfactory-13180
March 200985.4FairSatisfactoryVery GoodFair-14910
March 200785.6FairSatisfactoryVery GoodFair-12750
March 200596.8FairSatisfactoryVery GoodSatisfactory-13370
April 200396.9FairSatisfactoryVery GoodSatisfactory-11420
April 200197.0FairSatisfactoryVery GoodSatisfactory-10910
December 199897.0GoodGoodVery GoodGood-10740
February 199797.1FairSatisfactoryVery GoodGood-9500
March 199591.4GoodGoodVery GoodGood-7820
June 199391.3GoodGoodVery GoodGood-8270
June 199191.3GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood-8150

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.550550000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.55000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1212000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2418600
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4844400
Pourable Jointlinear ft.51371400
Elastomeric Bearingeach6060000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.195195000