Simmons Gap Road over Lynch River


+38.26324, -78.59573
38°15'48" N, 78°35'45" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Simmons Gap Road over Lynch River
Structure number:000000000008992
Location:.99 From 601 & .21 To 614
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Total length:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:20.0 ft. [6.1 m]
Skew angle:38°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1932
Year reconstructed:1989
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:Steel [3]
Main span design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Wood or Timber [8]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:231 [as of 2014]
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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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 assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Sufficiency rating:61.8
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$300,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2018FairFairFairFair23161.8
August 2017FairFairFairFair23161.8
August 2016FairFairSatisfactoryFair23161.8
August 2015FairFairSatisfactoryFair23161.8
August 2014FairFairSatisfactoryFair14461.9
August 2013FairFairSatisfactoryFair14461.9
August 2012FairFairSatisfactoryFair14461.9
August 2011FairFairSatisfactoryFair14461.9
February 2011FairFairSatisfactoryFair14461.9
August 2009FairSatisfactoryGoodFair14463.9
August 2008FairSatisfactoryGoodFair13965.9
August 2007FairSatisfactoryGoodFair13962.9
August 2006FairSatisfactoryGoodFair13962.9
August 2005GoodGoodGoodGood15173.9
August 2004GoodGoodGoodGood15173.9
August 2003GoodGoodGoodGood15173.9
August 2002GoodGoodVery GoodGood15873.9
August 2001GoodGoodVery GoodGood15873.9
August 2000GoodGoodVery GoodGood15873.9
August 1999GoodGoodVery GoodGood15873.9
August 1998GoodGoodVery GoodGood15873.9
August 1997GoodGoodVery GoodGood4181.5
September 1996GoodGoodVery GoodGood15873.9
August 1995GoodGoodVery GoodGood15873.9
August 1994GoodGoodVery GoodGood12073.9
September 1993GoodGoodVery GoodGood12073.9
August 1992GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood11277.9
July 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood10577.9