+34.18198, -83.14671
34°10'55" N, 83°08'48" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR 281 over BROAD RIVER
Structure number:000000019500210
Location:8 MI N OF COMER
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:76.1 ft. [23.2 m]
Total length:396.0 ft. [120.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.6 ft. [7.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1956
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:6
Main spans material:Steel [3]
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: April 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,590 [as of 2012]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 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 corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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 with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:27.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$330,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2017PoorFairSatisfactoryPoor159027.0
April 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair159046.0
April 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair159046.0
August 2011FairSatisfactoryGoodFair156046.1
April 2009FairSatisfactoryGoodFair174045.7
March 2007FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory171054.6
March 2005FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory169054.7
March 2003FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory110055.7
March 2001FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory120055.5
August 1999FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory170054.6
April 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory160054.8
March 1995FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory160054.8
March 1993FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory156054.8
April 1991FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory99057.9

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,5841,5440400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.14,49612,2322,232320
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.11,880011,6831970
Reinforced Concrete Columneach103700
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6057300
Reinforced Concrete Pile Cap/Footinglinear ft.1001000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1205653110
Pourable Jointlinear ft.1681440240
Movable Bearingeach2406180
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2804240
Fixed Bearingeach2402220
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2808200
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.792792000