Blue Ridge Turnpke over Rapidan River


+38.23118, -78.21987
38°13'52" N, 78°13'12" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Blue Ridge Turnpke over Rapidan River
Structure number:000000000012942
Location:Orange/Madison Co Line
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:74.2 ft. [22.6 m]
Total length:366.2 ft. [111.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.2 ft. [8.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.5 ft. [9.9 m]
Skew angle:45°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1963
Year reconstructed:1994
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:5
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,200 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Sufficiency rating:90.3

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2018FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory120090.3
June 2016FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory120090.3
June 2014FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory117190.4
June 2012FairGoodGoodSatisfactory117190.4
June 2010FairGoodSatisfactoryGood117190.4
June 2008FairGoodSatisfactoryGood117190.4
July 2006FairGoodSatisfactoryFair125180.7
June 2004FairGoodSatisfactoryFair121480.8
June 2002FairGoodSatisfactoryGood120292.3
June 2000FairGoodSatisfactoryGood267589.0
June 1998FairGoodSatisfactoryGood267589.0
June 1996FairGoodSatisfactoryGood290077.5
June 1994FairExcellentSatisfactoryGood246885.7
February 1994PoorPoorFairSatisfactory246853.9
November 1992PoorPoorFairSatisfactory115069.9
November 1991PoorPoorFairSatisfactory119069.8