Wards Fk Mill Road over Wards Fork Creek


+37.13096, -78.65962
37°07'51" N, 78°39'35" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Wards Fk Mill Road over Wards Fork Creek
Structure number:000000000004945
Location:0.02 TO 761 - 0.28 TO 47
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Total length:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1967
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Wood or Timber [8]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:140 [as of 2014]
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:66.5
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$423,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2018FairSatisfactoryFairFair14066.5
August 2016FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory14076.4
August 2014FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory14076.4
August 2012FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory19976.3
August 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory19987.4
August 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair19979.3
September 2006FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair17176.4
September 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair17176.4
August 2002FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory17187.4
October 2000FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory15587.4
August 1998FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory15582.4
August 1996GoodGoodGoodGood12982.4
October 1994GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood12982.4
August 1992GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood12882.4
July 1990FairGoodVery GoodFair12871.4