US 285 ML over DRAW


+38.65024, -106.08469
38°39'01" N, 106°05'05" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 285 ML over DRAW
Structure number:J-12-AJ
Location:9.1 MI N. OF PONCHA SPRGS
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:20.3 ft. [6.2 m]
Total length:20.3 ft. [6.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:117.1 ft. [35.7 m]
Skew angle:50°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1957
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,800 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Culvert condition:Large spalls, heavy scaling, wide cracks, considerable efflorescence or opened construction joint permitting loss of backfill. Considerable settlement or misalignment. Considerable scouring or erosion at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have significant distortion and deflection throughout, extensive corrosion or deep pitting. [4]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:54.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
November 2017Poor4 out of 10580054.5
November 2015Poor4 out of 10580054.5
November 2013Good7 out of 10580081.7
December 2011Good7 out of 10710081.6
November 2009Good7 out of 10710081.6
October 2007Good7 out of 10630081.6
November 2005Good7 out of 10609381.7
November 2003Good7 out of 10712681.6
October 2001Good7 out of 10712681.2
November 1999Good7 out of 10575081.3
October 1997Good7 out of 10510081.4
November 1995Good7 out of 10510081.5
October 1993Good7 out of 10440081.6
October 1992Good7 out of 10440079.6
November 1990Good7 out of 10400079.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Culvertlinear ft.1820158240
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.182000182