Chatham Road over Little Polecat Creek


+36.78338, -78.99859
36°47'00" N, 78°59'55" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Chatham Road over Little Polecat Creek
Structure number:000000000009350
Location:1.00 to 812 - 0.32 to 671
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:43.0 ft. [13.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:25.3 ft. [7.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1938
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:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,767 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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 corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:63.8
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$852,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2018FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory176763.8
March 2016FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory176763.8
March 2015FairSatisfactoryFairGood176765.6
March 2014FairSatisfactoryFairGood170066.7
March 2013FairSatisfactoryFairGood156166.8
March 2011FairSatisfactoryFairGood156166.6
March 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood156177.8
March 2007FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood200177.5
March 2005FairSatisfactoryGoodGood213377.5
April 2003GoodGoodGoodGood202477.5
March 2001GoodGoodGoodGood213074.4
March 1999GoodGoodGoodGood210074.5
March 1997GoodGoodGoodGood177674.7
April 1995GoodGoodGoodGood177674.7
March 1993GoodGoodGoodGood145374.9
February 1991GoodGoodGoodGood145374.9