+35.29572, -77.49637
35°17'45" N, 77°29'47" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NC55 over NEUSE RIVER
Structure number:000000001070020
Old structure number:000000000107020 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2.4 MI E. JCT. NC11
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:64.0 ft. [19.5 m]
Total length:504.0 ft. [153.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:27.2 ft. [8.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1937
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 9 / H 10 [1]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:2,600 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
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:56.2
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2018FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory260056.2
April 2016FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory260056.2
April 2014PoorGoodPoorPoor280023.9
April 2012PoorGoodPoorPoor290023.4
April 2010FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory320054.7
August 2008FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory320046.3
May 2006FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory320046.3
February 2004FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory350045.6
May 2002FairGoodGoodSatisfactory360049.7
August 2000FairGoodGoodSatisfactory350056.0
March 1998FairGoodGoodSatisfactory380055.4
March 1996FairGoodGoodSatisfactory300052.1
March 1994FairGoodGoodSatisfactory300046.8
February 1992FairGoodGoodSatisfactory300046.8
February 1990FairGoodGoodSatisfactory270043.0