I 40 over Colorado River


+34.71720, -114.48770
34°43'02" N, 114°29'16" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:I 40 over Colorado River
Structure number:00957
Location:9.80 mi W of Jct SR 95
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Rural) [01]
Length of largest span:193.9 ft. [59.1 m]
Total length:1294.0 ft. [394.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:67.9 ft. [20.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1966
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:7
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
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: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:29,400 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:31% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:82.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$9,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018FairFairVery GoodGood2940082.0
November 2016FairFairVery GoodGood2940082.0
November 2014PoorSeriousSatisfactorySatisfactory2940077.7
December 2011PoorSeriousSatisfactorySatisfactory2940077.7
January 2010PoorSeriousSatisfactorySatisfactory1240085.0
January 2008PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory1240087.1
June 2005FairFairGoodSatisfactory1240089.6
March 2005FairFairGoodSatisfactory1654487.8
April 2003FairFairGoodSatisfactory1654487.8
May 2001GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1546288.3
February 1999GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1143290.1
December 1996GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good870390.8
October 1994GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good990078.6
November 1990GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good850077.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.5,1695,1175200
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.87,84517,22770,61800
Concrete Protective Coatingsq. ft.87,84517,57170,27400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.39418421000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.138135300
Steel Pileeach11000
Movable Bearingeach3232000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.1,2961,16513100
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.2,5912,06652500