+42.04133, -84.75839
42°02'29" N, 84°45'30" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:M-49 over ST JOSEPH RIVER
Structure number:000000000003261
Old structure number:30130012000B010 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:65.0 ft. [19.8 m]
Total length:65.0 ft. [19.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:41.3 ft. [12.6 m]
Skew angle:23°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1949
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:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,900 [as of 2008]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:91.0
Recommended work:Bridge deck replacement with only incidental widening. [37]
Estimated cost of work:$34,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2018FairSatisfactoryGoodGood190091.0
May 2016FairSatisfactoryGoodGood190091.0
May 2014FairSatisfactoryGoodGood190088.0
May 2012FairSatisfactoryGoodGood190088.0
May 2010GoodGoodVery GoodGood190088.0
May 2008FairFairGoodGood190087.0
May 2006FairFairGoodGood520075.4
May 2004FairFairGoodGood290078.1
May 2002FairFairGoodGood290079.1
July 2000FairFairGoodGood290078.1
October 1998FairFairGood-290015.8
October 1996FairFairGood-290015.8
November 1994FairSatisfactoryGoodGood220086.9
May 1992FairSatisfactoryGoodGood220086.9
June 1990GoodGoodVery GoodGood220086.9