+35.81366, -104.86304
35°48'49" N, 104°51'47" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NM-97 over MORA RIVER
Structure number:000000000004984
Location:7.6 MI NE OF NM-161/NM-97
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:75.1 ft. [22.9 m]
Total length:232.0 ft. [70.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:15.1 ft. [4.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:18.0 ft. [5.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1930
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Wood or Timber [8]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:43 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:47.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$278,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017PoorPoorFairFair4347.9
September 2016PoorPoorFairFair4247.9
September 2014FairFairFairFair4537.1
September 2013FairFairFairFair4448.9
September 2012FairFairFairFair6149.8
September 2011FairFairSatisfactoryFair5949.9
August 2010FairGoodFairFair5955.3
August 2009FairGoodFairFair1555.8
August 2008FairGoodFairFair1555.8
August 2007FairGoodFairFair1555.8
August 2006FairGoodSatisfactoryFair1555.8
August 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryFair3055.7
August 2004FairGoodSatisfactoryFair3055.7
August 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryFair3255.6
August 2002FairGoodSatisfactoryFair4255.5
August 2001FairGoodSatisfactoryFair4255.5
August 2000FairGoodSatisfactoryFair4255.5
April 1999FairGoodSatisfactoryFair8055.1
May 1997FairGoodSatisfactoryFair7455.1
June 1996FairGoodSatisfactoryFair7455.1
June 1995FairGoodSatisfactoryFair11051.1
June 1994FairGoodSatisfactoryFair10651.2
July 1993FairGoodSatisfactoryFair10651.2
August 1992FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory11062.4
September 1991FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory3267.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Trusslinear ft.449014480
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.7,37207,37200
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.197098990
Steel Gusset Plateeach104102200
Other Material Pier Walllinear ft.4646000
Masonry Abutmentlinear ft.56282800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.5652400
Compression Jointlinear ft.6600660
Timber Decksq. ft.4,17604,17600
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.4,17604,17600
Movable Bearingeach1201200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1201200
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.4633887500