US 17 over James River


+37.01303, -76.45629
37°00'47" N, 76°27'23" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 17 over James River
Structure number:000000000010364
Location:0.91 Mi. fr. Rte. 60
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:415.0 ft. [126.5 m]
Total length:23201.3 ft. [7071.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:68.2 ft. [20.8 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.7 ft. [4.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:144.7 ft. [44.1 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1980
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Lift [15]
Deck type:Other [9]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:27,909 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:68.3 tons [62.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:40.9 tons [37.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:59.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$25,000,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201659.0FairFairFairFair-27909
September 201462.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-28341
September 201262.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-28341
October 201053.2FairFairFairSatisfactory-28341
September 200853.2FairFairFairSatisfactory-28341
September 200653.2FairFairFairSatisfactory-29778
June 200564.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-29337
August 200464.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-27178
May 200264.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-25219
October 200064.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-22631
August 199864.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-22631
May 199659.2FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-21000
September 199369.0FairSatisfactoryFairGood-34000
September 199179.0FairFairSatisfactoryVery Good-25400

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.513513000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.186,737165,2684,13911,2986,032
Steel Stringerlinear ft.7,2326,5083623620
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,647,042776,651870,39100
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.826,2240826,22400
Steel Trusslinear ft.8307527800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,1261,02476260
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Prestressed Concrete Columneach1,6741,40311310355
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.62058223150
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1441212120
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.138089490
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach130130000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.22,76121,5548513560
Open Grid Decksq. ft.29,67829,678000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.21,80120,6473880766
Assembly with Sealeach136136000
Elastomeric Bearingeach2,46402,46400
Movable Bearingeach22000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Fixed Bearingeach2,46622,46400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.1,4301,430000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.45,51845,05846000
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.45,51845,19732100