Buffalo Ridge Road over Rocky Creek


+37.54551, -78.99729
37°32'44" N, 78°59'50" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Buffalo Ridge Road over Rocky Creek
Structure number:000000000001506
Location:0.83-Rt 821/1.97-Dead End
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Total length:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:12.5 ft. [3.8 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:14.4 ft. [4.4 m]
Skew angle:10°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1932
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:2
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Wood or Timber [8]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:55 [as of 2014]
Deck condition:Very Good [8 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:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Sufficiency rating:74.4
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$401,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2017FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory5574.4
March 2015FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory5574.4
March 2013FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory5674.4
March 2011FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory5674.4
March 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory5674.4
March 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory6177.3
March 2005FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory5276.4
March 2003FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory5274.4
March 2001FairGoodGoodSatisfactory5480.0
March 1999GoodGoodGoodGood5480.0
March 1997GoodGoodVery GoodGood4580.0
March 1995GoodGoodVery GoodGood4580.0
April 1994GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood4080.0
May 1993GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood4080.0
April 1992GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood4380.0