WV 16 over ELK RIVER & B&O RR

This bridge is no longer in the current National Bridge Inventory database, and has likely been demolished or abandoned.


+38.43111, -81.11333
38°25'52" N, 81°06'48" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:WV 16 over ELK RIVER & B&O RR
Structure number:00000000008A043
Location:0.01 MI S OF CR 5
Purpose:Carries highway over railroad and waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:160.1 ft. [48.8 m]
Total length:571.6 ft. [174.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:20.0 ft. [6.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:21.3 ft. [6.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1924
Year reconstructed:1976
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Deck [09]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2013

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:2,200 [as of 2010]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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]
Sufficiency rating:2.8
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$6,000,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2013PoorSeriousSeriousFair22002.8
December 2012PoorSeriousSeriousFair22002.8
February 2012PoorPoorPoorFair220018.8
March 2011PoorPoorPoorFair230018.5
September 2009FairFairFairFair230036.5
September 2008FairFairFairFair230036.5
September 2007FairFairFairFair230042.2
September 2006FairFairFairFair230042.2
September 2005FairFairFairFair230042.2
September 2004FairFairFairFair230042.2
September 2002FairFairFairFair230036.5
September 2001FairFairFairGood230036.4
October 2000FairFairFairGood230036.4
October 1998PoorFairFairPoor210020.4
December 1997PoorFairFairSerious21003.4
August 1995PoorFairFairPoor190020.4
August 1993PoorSatisfactoryFairPoor190021.4
June 1991FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair220037.4