IS 95 NBL over Meherrin River


+36.69497, -77.55366
36°41'42" N, 77°33'13" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:IS 95 NBL over Meherrin River
Structure number:000000000020237
Location:0.47 mile SCL Emporia
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:100.1 ft. [30.5 m]
Total length:540.1 ft. [164.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:31.2 ft. [9.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1959
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 continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:20,049 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:16% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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 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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:72.2 tons [65.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:43.2 tons [39.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:67.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,170,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
November 201567.0FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO20049
November 201359.9FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO19170
November 201156.7PoorPoorFairSatisfactorySD19170
November 200958.9FairFairFairSatisfactoryFO19170
November 200758.9FairFairFairFairFO19252
October 200558.8FairFairFairFairFO19564
October 200358.9FairFairFairFairFO19192
October 200161.0FairFairFairFairFO16255
February 200060.5FairFairSatisfactoryFairFO17488
January 199873.9FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryFO17000
August 199563.9FairSatisfactoryGoodFairFO11745
September 199362.8FairFairGoodFairFO11745
August 199162.8FairFairGoodFairFO11745

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,7004331,9483190
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.16,8377,7452,8626,2300
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.16,83713,9752,86200
Reinforced Concrete Columneach129300
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6258400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.18014522130
Pourable Jointlinear ft.1870590128
Movable Bearingeach3503500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Fixed Bearingeach2502500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.1,079813110255