Route 15/29 SBL over Rappahannock River


+38.52867, -77.82044
38°31'43" N, 77°49'14" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Route 15/29 SBL over Rappahannock River
Structure number:000000000005579
Location:Culpeper/Fauquier CL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:125.0 ft. [38.1 m]
Total length:454.1 ft. [138.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1975
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:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:13,858 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:98.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2017FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1385898.7
October 2015FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1385898.7
October 2013FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1310898.8
October 2011FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1310898.8
November 2009FairGoodSatisfactoryGood1310898.8
October 2007GoodGoodGoodGood1292798.8
October 2005GoodVery GoodGoodGood1375098.7
December 2003FairSatisfactoryGoodGood1271698.8
December 2001FairSatisfactoryGoodGood967399.1
December 1999FairSatisfactoryGoodGood822997.2
December 1997FairSatisfactoryGoodGood800097.3
December 1995GoodGoodGoodGood600097.6
December 1993GoodGoodGoodGood657783.4
December 1991GoodGoodGoodGood569583.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,71202,71200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.19,06817,9241,14400
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.19,068019,06800
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.51341700
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.86711500
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.139139000
Compression Jointlinear ft.84424200
Movable Bearingeach2481600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Fixed Bearingeach64200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.10,75310,753000
Bridge Rail
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.90875815000