Wards Road over NS Railway


+37.37083, -79.18363
37°22'15" N, 79°11'01" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Wards Road over NS Railway
Structure number:000000000020535
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:65.0 ft. [19.8 m]
Total length:171.9 ft. [52.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:67.9 ft. [20.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:80.1 ft. [24.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1970
Year reconstructed:2013
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 [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: January 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:26,656 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:90.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
January 2018GoodGoodVery GoodGood2665690.7
January 2016GoodGoodVery GoodGood2665690.7
January 2014GoodGoodVery GoodGood2600090.8
July 2012FairFairGoodSatisfactory2700089.5
July 2010FairFairGoodSatisfactory3010988.8
July 2008FairFairGoodSatisfactory3010990.8
July 2006FairFairGoodSatisfactory2895090.0
July 2004FairFairGoodSatisfactory2895090.0
July 2002FairFairExcellentSatisfactory2895090.0
July 2000FairFairExcellentSatisfactory2895090.0
July 1998FairFairExcellentSatisfactory2895090.0
July 1996FairFairGoodSatisfactory2895090.0
August 1994FairFairGoodSatisfactory2895088.2
August 1992FairSatisfactoryGoodGood2561690.1
September 1990FairSatisfactoryVery GoodGood2561690.1

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,8921,892000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.15,64815,648000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.13,76213,7323000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.11,008011,00800
Reinforced Concrete Columneach88000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1601481200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1651471440
Compression Jointlinear ft.162016200
Movable Bearingeach3300330
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.132132000
Fixed Bearingeach3300330
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.132132000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.344344000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.344344000