Salem Church Road over Willis River


+37.44011, -78.36089
37°26'24" N, 78°21'39" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Salem Church Road over Willis River
Structure number:000000000005754
Location:1.45-Rt 45/2.00-Buckingha
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Total length:196.9 ft. [60.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Skew angle:15°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 13.5 / HS 15 [3]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Box beam or girders - Multiple [05]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:300 [as of 2017]
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:80.6
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,027,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2018FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood30080.6
December 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood38780.4
December 2014FairGoodSatisfactoryGood36080.5
December 2012FairGoodSatisfactoryGood36380.5
December 2010FairGoodSatisfactoryGood36361.7
January 2009FairGoodSatisfactoryGood36361.7
January 2007FairGoodSatisfactoryGood58860.0
February 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryGood58860.0
February 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryGood41660.3
January 2001GoodGoodGoodVery Good41661.3
February 1999GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good41661.3
January 1997GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good25362.7
February 1995GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good25361.7
January 1993GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good20567.6
January 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good20567.6