NM-359 over Rio Grande


+32.26369, -106.82506
32°15'49" N, 106°49'30" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:NM-359 over Rio Grande
Structure number:000000000006255
Location:1.9 Mi W of NM-28/NM-359
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:69.9 ft. [21.3 m]
Total length:499.0 ft. [152.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:28.2 ft. [8.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1960
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:8
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:2,145 [as of 2017]
Truck traffic:3% 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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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 foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:84.9
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,073,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory214584.9
November 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory190286.0
November 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory190286.0
November 2011FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory197186.0
October 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory201485.0
November 2007FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory207884.9
July 2005FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory217084.9
September 2003FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory171686.0
August 2001FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory166681.0
July 1999FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood217479.9
October 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood203579.9
October 1995FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood326177.1
November 1993FairSatisfactoryGoodGood184186.6
December 1991FairSatisfactoryGoodGood114486.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,4692,4006900
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.17,28316,80048300
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.16,000016,00000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.16,00016,000000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.64471700
Steel Pileeach70205000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,06830676200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.203203000
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.9609600
Movable Bearingeach40301000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.104782600
Fixed Bearingeach1001000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2602600
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.1,00060040000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,8662,3201,54600