+35.43310, -78.74775
35°25'59" N, 78°44'52" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SR1516 over BUIES CREEK
Structure number:000000000850009
Old structure number:000000000085009 (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.5 MI. E. JCT. SR1520
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:12.1 ft. [3.7 m]
Total length:43.0 ft. [13.1 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1996
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:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,200 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:6% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Culvert condition:Deterioration or initial disintegration, minor chloride contamination, cracking with some leaching, or spalls on concrete or masonry walls and slabs. Local minor scouring at curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth curvature, non-symmetrical shape, significant corrosion or moderate pitting. [6]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:99.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
October 2017Fair6 out of 10120099.7
October 2015Good7 out of 10120099.4
November 2013Good7 out of 10120099.4
November 2011Good7 out of 10110099.5
December 2009Good8 out of 10110099.5
February 2008Good8 out of 10110099.5
February 2006Good8 out of 10130099.4
December 2003Good8 out of 10110099.5
February 2002Good8 out of 10100099.5
September 1999Good8 out of 10100099.5
July 1997Good9 out of 10100099.5
May 1996Good8 out of 10100099.5
October 1995PoorN out of 1080035.1
October 1993PoorN out of 1070034.9
October 1991FairN out of 1070047.4