US 17 over James River


+36.96753, -76.51182
36°58'03" N, 76°30'43" 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:144.4 ft. [44.0 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 2018

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: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: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]
Sufficiency rating:60.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$25,000,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2018FairSatisfactoryFairFair2790960.0
September 2016FairFairFairFair2790959.0
September 2014FairFairFairSatisfactory2834162.0
September 2012FairFairFairSatisfactory2834162.0
October 2010FairFairFairSatisfactory2834153.2
September 2008FairFairFairSatisfactory2834153.2
September 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory2977853.2
June 2005FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2933764.2
August 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2717864.2
May 2002FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2521964.2
October 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2263164.2
August 1998FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2263164.2
May 1996FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2100059.2
September 1993FairSatisfactoryFairGood3400069.0
September 1991FairFairSatisfactoryVery Good2540079.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.185,857167,0765,53612,282963
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,972,7931,952,7120020,081
Steel Stringerlinear ft.7,4766,4828260168
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.53,55042,84005,3555,355
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,582,240724,074844,29413,8720
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.677,410662,4720014,938
Steel Trusslinear ft.83076636280
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.84,79883,948084010
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,154922471850
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,62715,398044185
Steel Gusset Plateeach5205200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.156001560
Steel Column Tower/Trestlelinear ft.310298750
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.12,52412,4740050
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.5042201151690
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.46,34646,22400122
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.21612864240
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,3042,304000
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.1,3003901,2610
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.34,16133,96300198
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach1,6741,3181122440
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.26,62426,28300341
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.18,97615,47703,4990
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.233,528229,538003,990
Open Grid Decksq. ft.27,39022,4104,98000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.27,39022,41004,9800
Pourable Jointlinear ft.20,59715,8193,64801,130
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.1371250012
Elastomeric Bearingeach4,92803,7071,2210
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,928003,7201,208
Movable Bearingeach20110
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.20020
Fixed Bearingeach20110
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.20011
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.46,91545,6659213290
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,64106,1890452
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.91,14090,5021195190
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,2142,214000