Route 015 NBL over Buffalo Creek


+37.29503, -78.44033
37°17'42" N, 78°26'25" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Route 015 NBL over Buffalo Creek
Structure number:000000000013882
Location:1.76-Rt 15N/2.98-Rt 15S
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:140.1 ft. [42.7 m]
Total length:361.9 ft. [110.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1976
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18+Mod / HS 20+Mod [6]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: April 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,620 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:95.6

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
April 2017FairGoodSatisfactoryGood462095.6
April 2015GoodGoodGoodGood462095.6
April 2013GoodGoodGoodGood458997.6
April 2011GoodGoodGoodGood458995.6
April 2009GoodGoodGoodGood458993.3
April 2007GoodVery GoodGoodGood444393.4
February 2005FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood431993.4
May 2003FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood410993.4
May 2001FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood409492.4
April 1999FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood398290.4
April 1997FairSatisfactoryFairGood365079.3
May 1995FairSatisfactoryGoodGood400092.7
April 1993FairSatisfactoryGoodGood397392.7
March 1991FairSatisfactoryGoodGood534592.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,8101,62718120
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.24,43521,99102,4440
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.15,91010,0865,82400
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.14,48614,486000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.2828000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.128864200
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.8585000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.4645010
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.4641410
Movable Bearingeach1511400
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.45330120
Fixed Bearingeach53200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.159060
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.7246368800
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.724724000