PA 16, Buchanan tr over CONOCOCHEAGUE CREEK


+39.79176, -77.75399
39°47'30" N, 77°45'14" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:PA 16, Buchanan tr over CONOCOCHEAGUE CREEK
Structure number:000000000017299
Old structure number:280016033021860 (from 1992 edition)
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:64.0 ft. [19.5 m]
Total length:196.9 ft. [60.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1941
Year reconstructed:2018
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,812 [as of 2018]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:51.2
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,071,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2018PoorSeriousPoorFair1181251.2
February 2016PoorSeriousFairFair1185971.9
February 2014FairFairFairSatisfactory1229676.1
March 2012FairFairFairSatisfactory1245876.0
March 2010FairFairFairSatisfactory1244775.0
March 2008FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory1285187.1
April 2006FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory1259087.3
April 2004FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory1430486.0
May 2002FairFairFairSatisfactory1379073.8
May 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory1365388.6
April 1998FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory1239489.6
January 1996FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1157789.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,22001,8603600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.32,259027,00905,250
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.8,3523,9921,0003,3600
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.7,6806,9402005400
Masonry Pier Walllinear ft.1460131150
Masonry Abutmentlinear ft.22318129130
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1401060340
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.124001240
Movable Bearingeach4800480
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Enclosed/Concealed Bearingeach2400240
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.384038400