Rt 15 SB/Rt 460 EB over Little Buffalo Creek


+37.27433, -78.41994
37°16'28" N, 78°25'12" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Rt 15 SB/Rt 460 EB over Little Buffalo Creek
Structure number:000000000013889
Location:0.88 to 15S/4.30 to 15N
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:8.9 ft. [2.7 m]
Total length:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Skew angle:25°
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 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Culvert [19]
Deck type:Not applicable [N]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,620 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
Culvert condition:Shrinkage cracks, light scaling and insignificant spalling which does not expose reinforcing steel. Insignificant damage caused by drift with no misalignment and not requiring corrective action. Some minor scouring has occured near curtain walls, wingwalls or pipes. Metal culverts have a smooth symmetrical curvature with superficial corrosion and no pitting. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:99.6

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
June 2017Good7 out of 10462099.6
June 2015Good7 out of 10462099.6
June 2013Good7 out of 10458999.6
June 2011Good7 out of 10458997.6
June 2009Good7 out of 10458997.6
July 2007Good7 out of 10444397.6
July 2005Good7 out of 10431997.6
June 2003Good7 out of 10410997.6
June 2001Good7 out of 10409497.6
June 1999Good7 out of 10398298.0
June 1997Good7 out of 10365098.0
June 1995Good7 out of 10400098.0
June 1993Good7 out of 10397398.0
April 1991Good7 out of 10274098.0