+29.06533, -99.85019
29°03'55" N, 99°51'01" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 83 over NUECES RIVER
Structure number:222540003702052
Location:1.80 MI S OF UVALDE C/L
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:201.1 ft. [61.3 m]
Total length:1506.0 ft. [459.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:29.2 ft. [8.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1950
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,421 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:23% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
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:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:65.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood342165.4
November 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood337065.1
December 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood370063.5
December 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood370063.5
January 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood360069.7
December 2008FairFairFairSatisfactory360058.5
November 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory350056.5
November 2004FairSatisfactoryFairGood340057.3
January 2003FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory300068.4
November 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory300067.4
January 1999GoodGoodGoodGood300067.4
October 1996FairGoodSatisfactoryGood230071.3
May 1994GoodGoodGoodGood250071.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.4,008901,2332,6850
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,83605181,3180
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.150147300
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.5858000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.2001782200
Movable Bearingeach3030000
Fixed Bearingeach3232000
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.3,0083,008000