Penitentiary Ave over Colorado River


+32.72878, -114.61563
32°43'44" N, 114°36'56" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Penitentiary Ave over Colorado River
Structure number:08533
Location:0.5 mi NE I 8
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:336.0 ft. [102.4 m]
Total length:443.9 ft. [135.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:16.4 ft. [5.0 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1914
Year reconstructed:2002
Historic significance:Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places [1]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Steel plate (includes orthotropic) [5]
Wearing surface:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:6,930 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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:47.4
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory693047.4
May 2015FairGoodSatisfactoryGood693047.4
May 2013FairGoodSatisfactoryGood693052.0
August 2011FairGoodSatisfactoryGood693054.0
February 2011FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood693054.0
March 2009FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood693054.0
September 2007FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood693054.0
March 2007FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood693053.0
February 2005FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood693053.1
December 2002FairExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactory300059.5
March 2001FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair-43.2
November 1998FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-45.2
July 1996FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-48.4
June 1991FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-53.4
June 1989FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-53.4