Thomas Jefferson H over Wards Fork Creek


+37.12374, -78.65674
37°07'25" N, 78°39'24" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Thomas Jefferson H over Wards Fork Creek
Structure number:000000000004842
Location:0.35 Rt 661 / 0.55 Rt 660
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Total length:83.0 ft. [25.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:22.6 ft. [6.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:25.3 ft. [7.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1939
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,295 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 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 corrrective action [3]
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:65.5
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,429,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2018FairSatisfactoryFairGood129565.5
October 2016FairSatisfactoryFairGood129565.5
October 2014FairSatisfactoryFairGood130065.5
October 2012FairSatisfactoryFairGood138567.4
October 2010FairSatisfactoryFairGood138565.6
October 2008FairSatisfactoryFairGood138565.6
November 2006FairGoodFairGood165365.3
November 2004FairGoodFairGood160465.4
October 2002FairGoodSatisfactoryGood125477.9
November 2000GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good122478.0
October 1998FairGoodSatisfactoryGood122478.0
October 1996GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good190077.4
December 1994GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good110079.0
October 1992GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good99180.2
October 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good336076.1