Lowesville Road over Piney River


+37.71893, -79.06708
37°43'08" N, 79°04'01" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Lowesville Road over Piney River
Structure number:000000000001553
Location:0.00-NEL CL / 0.00-AMH CL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:43.0 ft. [13.1 m]
Total length:128.0 ft. [39.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1931
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: January 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:710 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:6% 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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 assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:77.4
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$711,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
January 2018FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory71077.4
January 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory71075.6
January 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory58075.7
January 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory83074.3
January 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory83074.3
January 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory93074.2
February 2006FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory89174.2
February 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory88073.3
February 2002FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory82273.3
January 2000FairGoodGoodSatisfactory47473.6
January 1998FairGoodGoodSatisfactory47473.6
February 1996FairGoodVery GoodSatisfactory47473.6
January 1994FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory47473.6
February 1992FairVery GoodVery GoodSatisfactory47473.6