US401 NC39 NC56 over TAR RIVER


+36.09450, -78.29767
36°05'40" N, 78°17'52" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US401 NC39 NC56 over TAR RIVER
Structure number:000000000690033
Location:0.3 MI. S. JCT. NC56
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:58.1 ft. [17.7 m]
Total length:300.9 ft. [91.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:75.8 ft. [23.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:83.7 ft. [25.5 m]
Skew angle:20°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1982
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 9 / H 10 [1]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
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: May 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:19,000 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:14% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:98.2

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1900098.2
May 2015FairSatisfactoryGoodGood2000098.1
May 2013FairFairGoodGood2100095.0
May 2011FairFairGoodGood2200094.9
May 2009FairFairVery GoodGood1900095.3
June 2007FairFairVery GoodSatisfactory2100095.0
April 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1900096.3
July 2003GoodGoodVery GoodGood2000094.1
July 2001GoodGoodVery GoodGood1900094.3
October 2000GoodGoodVery GoodGood2100094.0
March 1998GoodGoodVery GoodGood1540095.8
January 1992GoodGoodVery GoodGood1520097.7

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,3003,2851050
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.25,1482,64722,50010
Reinforced Concrete Columneach81700
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.200199100
Steel Pileeach3232000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.51640198170
Pourable Jointlinear ft.34019560085
Compression Jointlinear ft.170828800
Elastomeric Bearingeach110110000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.30213217000
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.302302000