+31.05545, -98.18213
31°03'20" N, 98°10'56" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US 281 over SULPHUR CREEK
Structure number:231410025106029
Location:0.30 MI S OF US 183 S
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:66.9 ft. [20.4 m]
Total length:224.1 ft. [68.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.5 ft. [10.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1934
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
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:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,700 [as of 2010]
Truck traffic:18% 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:68.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2017FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory570068.7
October 2015FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory570064.1
October 2013FairGoodSatisfactoryGood570064.1
October 2011FairGoodSatisfactoryGood570067.1
August 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory570067.4
October 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory510067.5
November 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryGood510068.5
October 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryGood510068.2
September 2001FairGoodSatisfactoryGood510068.1
February 2000FairGoodSatisfactoryGood420069.3
June 1998FairGoodSatisfactoryGood410069.3
May 1996FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood410070.3
October 1993FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood380068.4
April 1992FairGoodSatisfactoryGood380076.7
March 1990FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good370076.7

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,5683911,17700
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.7,4597,08537400
Reinforced Concrete Columneach41300
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6660600
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.6664110
Movable Bearingeach1414000
Fixed Bearingeach1401400
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.448448000