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US-31 SB over ST JOSEPH RIVER

Map

Coordinates:
+41.83668, -86.31418
41°50'12" N, 86°18'51" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US-31 SB over ST JOSEPH RIVER
Structure number:000000000000889
Old structure number:11111057000B010 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.0 MI W OF NILES
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:297.9 ft. [90.8 m]
Total length:1310.1 ft. [399.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:47.9 ft. [14.6 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1984
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 22.5 / HS 25 [9]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,675 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:15% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:86.9

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2018FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory767586.9
May 2016FairSatisfactoryFairGood767586.9
May 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood496198.8
May 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood496198.8
May 2010FairSatisfactoryGoodGood496198.8
July 2008GoodGoodGoodGood496198.8
July 2006GoodGoodGoodGood637598.5
August 2004GoodGoodGoodGood550098.7
August 2002GoodGoodGoodVery Good550098.7
August 2000GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good550098.7
July 1998GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good550098.7
July 1996GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good550096.7
December 1993GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good240097.5
May 1992GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good240097.5
May 1990GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good240097.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,9302,950509300
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.117,073117,0235000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.5,2405,21010200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.29,76329,7531000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.62,88058,4264,423310
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.57,64057,635005
Superstructure
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,0721,0621000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.26,04026,0301000
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Columneach64200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.2828000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.100861040
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.160147760
Joints
Pourable Jointlinear ft.88075211
Assembly with Sealeach9609600
Bearings
Movable Bearingeach1515000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.270270000
Fixed Bearingeach33000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4545000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.2,62002,584360
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,98706,97791