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BUS 281 over PALO BLANCO CREEK

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Coordinates:
+27.22886, -98.14394
27°13'44" N, 98°08'38" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:BUS 281 over PALO BLANCO CREEK
Structure number:210240025503042
Location:0.10 MI N OF SH 285
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:6.9 ft. [2.1 m]
Total length:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:63.0 ft. [19.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:75.1 ft. [22.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1976
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:4
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 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:13,500 [as of 2010]
Truck traffic:24% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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]
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:94.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
February 2017Good7 out of 101350094.7
February 2013Good7 out of 101350094.7
May 2009Good7 out of 101350094.7
May 2005Good7 out of 101350094.7
June 2001Good7 out of 101350094.7
August 1997Fair6 out of 101360094.7
August 1995Good7 out of 101120080.0
March 1993Good8 out of 101250079.9
December 1988Good8 out of 101220079.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Culvert
Reinforced Concrete Culvertlinear ft.3002881200
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.76621400