Melita Road over Slate River


+37.64556, -78.45301
37°38'44" N, 78°27'11" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Melita Road over Slate River
Structure number:000000000004065
Location:2.14-Rt.729 / 2.09-Rt.651
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:57.7 ft. [17.6 m]
Total length:174.5 ft. [53.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1967
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:150 [as of 2017]
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:91.3

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2018FairSatisfactoryGoodGood15091.3
October 2016FairSatisfactoryVery GoodGood14991.3
October 2014FairSatisfactoryVery GoodGood15091.3
October 2012FairSatisfactoryVery GoodGood9596.9
October 2010FairGoodSatisfactoryGood9596.9
October 2008FairGoodSatisfactoryGood9596.9
October 2006FairGoodSatisfactoryGood5396.9
October 2004FairGoodSatisfactoryGood5399.9
October 2002FairGoodSatisfactoryGood8296.9
October 2000GoodGoodGoodGood7397.9
December 1998GoodGoodGoodGood7397.9
January 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood5697.9
December 1994GoodGoodGoodGood5697.9
October 1992GoodGoodGoodGood5897.9
November 1990GoodGoodGoodGood5897.9