County Road 3 over Medicine Bow River


+41.72460, -106.31852
41°43'29" N, 106°19'07" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:County Road 3 over Medicine Bow River
Structure number:DNC
Location:8 Mi. Ne Of Elk Mountain
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Total length:94.2 ft. [28.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:12.8 ft. [3.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:14.4 ft. [4.4 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:11.2 ft. [3.4 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1915
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Corrugated Steel [6]
Wearing surface:Gravel [8]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:160 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:12.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$520,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2018PoorFairPoorFair16012.0
August 2017PoorFairPoorFair41249.0
July 2016PoorPoorPoorFair2415.9
July 2015PoorPoorPoorFair1902.9
July 2014PoorFairPoorFair1903.0
July 2013PoorFairPoorFair1903.0
July 2012PoorFairPoorFair1907.4
August 2011PoorFairPoorFair1903.0
July 2010PoorFairPoorFair19010.8
August 2009PoorFairPoorFair19010.8
August 2008PoorFairPoorFair18011.3
August 2007PoorFairPoorFair18011.3
August 2006PoorFairPoorFair4517.8
August 2005PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair4519.2
September 2004PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair4519.2
August 2003FairSatisfactoryFairFair4534.8
October 2002FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory4534.8
October 2001PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair4519.2
August 2000FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory4534.8
August 1999FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory4534.8
August 1998FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory4534.8
October 1997FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory4534.8
August 1996FairVery GoodFairGood4534.8
August 1995FairVery GoodFairGood4534.8
July 1994FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory4545.0
August 1993FairGoodSatisfactoryFair4534.8
August 1992FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory4545.0
December 1991FairGoodSatisfactoryFair4534.8