+35.19615, -79.93390
35°11'46" N, 79°56'02" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NC731 over LITTLE RIVER
Structure number:000000001230047
Old structure number:000000000123047 (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.2 MI. E. JCT. SR1542
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:48.9 ft. [14.9 m]
Total length:250.0 ft. [76.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:28.2 ft. [8.6 m]
Skew angle:15°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1952
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:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:800 [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:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:74.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory80074.9
September 2015FairGoodGoodSatisfactory83076.2
September 2013FairGoodGoodSatisfactory83076.2
September 2011FairGoodGoodFair88064.0
September 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory91073.5
November 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory100071.0
November 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryFair140058.5
August 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryFair140058.5
October 2001FairGoodSatisfactoryFair89058.6
August 1999FairGoodSatisfactoryFair120058.6
July 1997FairGoodSatisfactoryFair90061.3
August 1995FairGoodSatisfactoryFair70063.7
August 1993FairGoodSatisfactoryFair70047.1
August 1991FairGoodSatisfactoryFair60047.1