Route 29 NBL over James River & CSX Rwy.


+37.39458, -79.08875
37°23'40" N, 79°05'19" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Route 29 NBL over James River & CSX Rwy.
Structure number:000000000025697
Location:.00-Amherst /0.00Campbell
Purpose:Carries highway over railroad and waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:171.9 ft. [52.4 m]
Total length:2390.2 ft. [728.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:62.3 ft. [19.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:2001
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:14
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:9,000 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:99.2

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018GoodGoodGoodGood900099.2
November 2016GoodGoodGoodGood802299.3
November 2014FairSatisfactoryGoodGood800097.3
November 2012FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1700096.4
November 2010FairSatisfactoryGoodGood757797.3
November 2008FairSatisfactoryGoodGood757797.3
November 2006GoodGoodGoodGood1424496.7
November 2004GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-98.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.9,5609,560000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.157,740157,7000400
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.95,67595,25542000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.90,96790,967000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.137137000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1621422000
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.6060000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.5144209400
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.120120000
Elastomeric Bearingeach5246420
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.208208000
Fixed Bearingeach1616000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6464000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.4,7814,777400