+30.43139, -93.90766
30°25'53" N, 93°54'28" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FM 253 over CYPRESS CREEK
Structure number:201220094701002
Location:3.10 MI E OF SH 62
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Total length:174.9 ft. [53.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.4 ft. [12.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1948
Year reconstructed:1980
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:7
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,650 [as of 2011]
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: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:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Sufficiency rating:87.6
Recommended work:Other structural work, including hydraulic replacements. [38]
Estimated cost of work:$18,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2018FairGoodGoodSatisfactory165087.6
April 2016FairVery GoodGoodFair165083.2
April 2014FairVery GoodGoodFair165082.2
April 2012FairVery GoodGoodFair170082.1
June 2010FairVery GoodGoodFair165082.2
November 2008FairVery GoodGoodFair190081.5
April 2007FairVery GoodGoodFair203081.2
May 2005PoorVery GoodGoodPoor165066.9
August 2003PoorGoodGoodPoor185067.9
August 2001PoorVery GoodVery GoodPoor170068.3
September 1999FairGoodGoodFair170085.3
April 1997FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory150097.2
March 1994FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory160097.0
June 1991FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory165096.9