Rolfe Highway over Blackwater River


+37.02705, -76.96280
37°01'37" N, 76°57'46" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Rolfe Highway over Blackwater River
Structure number:000000000018182
Location:0.65 Miles from Route 604
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:42.0 ft. [12.8 m]
Total length:253.9 ft. [77.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:28.9 ft. [8.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1958
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 13.5 / HS 15 [3]
Number of main spans:6
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Precast Panels [2]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,695 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:1% of total traffic
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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:56.7
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,200,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2018FairFairFairFair169556.7
March 2016FairFairFairFair169565.5
March 2014FairFairFairFair165965.7
March 2012FairFairFairFair165965.7
March 2010FairFairFairFair165965.7
April 2009PoorFairFairPoor165947.6
March 2007FairFairFairSatisfactory177365.3
November 2005PoorPoorPoorGood177244.6
October 2003PoorSatisfactoryPoorGood187647.8
June 2002PoorSatisfactoryPoorGood180748.1
May 2001PoorSatisfactoryPoorGood180748.1
July 2000PoorGoodPoorGood155749.2
June 1999PoorSatisfactoryPoorGood155749.2
August 1998PoorSatisfactoryPoorGood220043.9
October 1997PoorGoodPoorGood220043.9
January 1997PoorSatisfactoryPoorGood150049.4
November 1995PoorGoodPoorGood150049.5
November 1993PoorGoodPoorSatisfactory180048.2
November 1991FairGoodSatisfactoryFair227062.6