Germanna Hwy WBL over Rapidan River


+38.37977, -77.78576
38°22'47" N, 77°47'09" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Germanna Hwy WBL over Rapidan River
Structure number:000000000005565
Location:Culpeper/Orange Co. Line
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:125.0 ft. [38.1 m]
Total length:452.1 ft. [137.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.4 ft. [11.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:41.7 ft. [12.7 m]
Skew angle:20°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1987
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:4
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,039 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
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:85.6

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairGoodSatisfactoryFair503985.6
June 2016FairGoodSatisfactoryFair503985.6
June 2014FairGoodSatisfactoryFair448085.8
June 2012GoodGoodGoodGood448097.0
June 2010GoodGoodGoodGood448097.0
July 2008GoodGoodGoodGood448099.0
June 2006GoodGoodGoodGood472398.9
June 2004GoodGoodGoodGood427399.0
June 2002GoodGoodGoodGood390899.1
August 2001GoodGoodGoodGood404299.1
August 2000GoodGoodGoodGood308699.3
December 1999GoodGoodGoodGood308699.3
June 1998GoodGoodGoodGood300099.3
June 1996GoodGoodGoodGood400099.1
June 1994FairGoodGoodSatisfactory610098.6
October 1992GoodGoodGoodGood296299.3
October 1990GoodGoodGoodGood301794.3

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,2501,32092550
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.18,91218,912000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.18,912018,91200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.4848000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.894118300
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.135131220
Compression Jointlinear ft.8989000
Movable Bearingeach20101000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Fixed Bearingeach55000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.904090400