Houston St. over IH 30 & Trinity River


+32.76979, -96.80893
32°46'11" N, 96°48'32" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Houston St. over IH 30 & Trinity River
Structure number:180570000911079
Location:1.8 Mi W of IH 45
Purpose:Carries highway and railroad over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:103.0 ft. [31.4 m]
Total length:4774.2 ft. [1455.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.3 ft. [7.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:52.5 ft. [16.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Skew angle:99°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1911
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,050 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:19% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
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 is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:52.8
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$8,374,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2018PoorPoorFairSatisfactory305052.8
September 2016PoorPoorFairSerious305024.5
August 2014PoorPoorFairSatisfactory305053.5
September 2012PoorPoorFairSatisfactory305053.5
August 2010PoorPoorFairSatisfactory305050.2
July 2008PoorPoorFairFair305050.2
May 2006PoorPoorFairFair305050.2
May 2004PoorPoorFairFair305049.9
June 2002PoorPoorFairFair305049.9
April 2000PoorFairPoorFair305038.9
April 1998PoorFairPoorFair305048.4
August 1996PoorFairPoorPoor305048.4
June 1994PoorFairPoorPoor305048.0
May 1992PoorPoorSeriousSerious305037.2
February 1990PoorPoorFairFair305070.2