SH 238 over Lynn Bayou


+28.62378, -96.62568
28°37'26" N, 96°37'32" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:SH 238 over Lynn Bayou
Structure number:130290017915076
Location:1.02 MI S OF SH 35
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Total length:90.9 ft. [27.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:63.0 ft. [19.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:76.4 ft. [23.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1988
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:6,010 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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:95.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2018GoodGoodGoodGood601095.4
December 2016GoodGoodGoodGood601095.4
December 2014GoodGoodGoodGood650093.4
December 2012GoodGoodGoodGood650093.4
December 2010GoodGoodGoodGood640093.4
December 2008GoodGoodGoodGood600093.4
January 2007GoodVery GoodGoodGood380095.6
January 2005GoodGoodGoodGood380098.6
February 2003GoodVery GoodGoodGood380099.6
February 2001GoodGoodGoodGood370098.6
July 1999GoodVery GoodGoodGood370096.6
May 1997GoodVery GoodGoodGood400096.6
April 1995GoodVery GoodGoodGood400097.7
February 1993GoodVery GoodGoodGood410097.7
March 1991GoodVery GoodGoodGood370097.7