Richmond Road over Mechunk Creek


+37.98417, -78.31228
37°59'03" N, 78°18'44" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Richmond Road over Mechunk Creek
Structure number:000000000007675
Location:1.05 From 799 &.45 To 759
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:66.9 ft. [20.4 m]
Total length:180.1 ft. [54.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.6 ft. [7.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1933
Year reconstructed:1992
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Main span material:Concrete [1]
Main span design:Arch - Deck [11]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:3,530 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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:64.8
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$235,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2018FairFairFairFair353064.8
October 2016FairFairFairFair353064.8
November 2014FairFairFairFair357564.8
October 2012FairFairFairFair357564.8
October 2010FairFairFairFair357562.8
October 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory357575.6
October 2006FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory347077.7
October 2004GoodGoodGoodGood336577.8
November 2002GoodGoodGoodGood314378.0
October 2000GoodGoodGoodGood400077.1
October 1998GoodGoodGoodGood400077.1
October 1996GoodGoodGoodGood400077.1
November 1994GoodGoodGoodGood752573.7
October 1993FairGoodGoodSatisfactory752573.7
July 1992GoodGoodGoodGood752573.7
December 1991FairFairFairFair752555.9