Howardsville Rd. over James River


+37.73150, -78.64602
37°43'53" N, 78°38'46" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Howardsville Rd. over James River
Structure number:000000000004040
Location:0.00-Buck CL/0.00-Nel CL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:119.1 ft. [36.3 m]
Total length:946.6 ft. [288.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:32.8 ft. [10.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:36.7 ft. [11.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1970
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Number of main spans:8
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:372 [as of 2014]
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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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:96.2

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory37296.2
April 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory37296.2
April 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory66095.6
April 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory68795.6
April 2010FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory68795.6
April 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory68795.6
April 2006FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory60495.8
April 2004FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory58695.8
April 2002FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory58595.8
August 2000FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory111594.7
July 1998FairSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactory111594.7
May 1996FairGoodGoodSatisfactory55396.9
May 1994FairGoodGoodSatisfactory55398.9
April 1992FairGoodGoodSatisfactory70598.5