US 85 over BN RR


+43.84461, -104.18692
43°50'41" N, 104°11'13" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 85 over BN RR
Structure number:BXJ
Location:Mule Cr Jct - Newcastle
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over railroad
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Total length:129.9 ft. [39.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:51.8 ft. [15.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:54.8 ft. [16.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
Year reconstructed:1995
Historic significance:Historical significance is not determinable at this time [4]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
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]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:947 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:14% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:86.9

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2018FairFairGoodGood94786.9
March 2017FairFairGoodGood106586.0
March 2015FairFairGoodGood101586.3
February 2013FairFairGoodGood132184.0
February 2011FairSatisfactoryGoodGood132485.1
February 2009GoodGoodGoodGood131085.2
March 2007GoodGoodGoodGood136084.9
February 2005GoodGoodGoodGood99087.6
March 2003GoodGoodGoodGood114086.5
February 2001GoodGoodGoodGood109086.9
October 2000FairGoodExcellentSatisfactory109086.9
December 1998FairGoodExcellentSatisfactory104085.2
October 1996FairGoodExcellentSatisfactory74087.5
March 1995FairSatisfactoryExcellentGood74087.5
March 1993GoodGoodGoodGood77077.9
January 1992GoodGoodGoodGood76078.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,2391,239000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75910,759000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.7,1114,9582,15210
Reinforced Concrete Columneach88000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.132755700
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.9999000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.112112000
Movable Bearingeach2114070
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.84700014
Fixed Bearingeach77000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2828000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.259259000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.829829000