BU 71 S over ELK RVR


+36.58874, -94.38767
36°35'19" N, 94°23'16" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:BU 71 S over ELK RVR
Structure number:1160
Old structure number:A1397R 1 (from 1992 edition)
Location:S 34 T 22 N R 32 W
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:160.1 ft. [48.8 m]
Total length:522.0 ft. [159.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Skew angle:20°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1965
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,096 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry 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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:48.3

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
February 2018FairSatisfactoryFairFair309648.3
March 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair979644.0
March 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair281649.1
November 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory985152.0
January 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1005252.5
January 2009FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1005252.5
January 2007FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1082852.5
October 2004FairSatisfactoryGoodGood774952.5
November 2002FairSatisfactoryGoodGood831652.5
January 2002FairSatisfactoryGoodGood816852.5
October 2000FairSatisfactoryGoodGood792252.0
November 1999FairSatisfactoryGoodGood770652.0
October 1998FairSatisfactoryGoodGood770652.0
November 1991FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood665954.0