Wards Road(Rt. 29) over Route 29 Expressway


+37.36523, -79.18223
37°21'55" N, 79°10'56" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Wards Road(Rt. 29) over Route 29 Expressway
Structure number:000000000020536
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:67.6 ft. [20.6 m]
Total length:316.0 ft. [96.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:59.1 ft. [18.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:66.6 ft. [20.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:32°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1964
Year reconstructed:1992
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:6
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:16,572 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:93.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1657293.0
June 2016FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1657293.0
June 2014FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2600094.0
June 2012FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1935894.0
June 2010FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1935894.0
July 2008FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1935894.0
July 2006GoodGoodVery GoodGood2989095.0
July 2004GoodGoodVery GoodGood2989095.0
July 2002GoodGoodVery GoodGood2989095.0
July 2000GoodGoodVery GoodGood2989095.0
July 1998GoodGoodVery GoodGood2989095.0
July 1996GoodGoodVery GoodGood2989095.0
July 1994GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good2989095.0
July 1992GoodExcellentExcellentExcellent2989095.0
September 1990PoorPoorSatisfactoryPoor2561667.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,4432,75468900
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.30,12623,90105,975250
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.21,065021,06410
Reinforced Concrete Columneach3024600
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.134134000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.380038000
Compression Jointlinear ft.5505311900
Elastomeric Bearingeach132012750
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.264002640
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.632627140