Scotland Ferry over James River


+37.18415, -76.78571
37°11'03" N, 76°47'09" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Scotland Ferry over James River
Structure number:000000000023137
Location:4.41 Miles from Route 10
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:55.1 ft. [16.8 m]
Total length:630.0 ft. [192.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:21.7 ft. [6.6 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:12.5 ft. [3.8 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1991
Year reconstructed:1995
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Epoxy Overlay [5]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:1,954 [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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:54.7
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$125,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairFairFairFair195454.7
August 2017FairFairFairFair195454.7
September 2016FairFairFairFair195454.7
September 2015FairFairFairFair195454.7
September 2013FairFairFairFair230252.6
October 2011FairFairFairFair230252.6
September 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory230267.2
November 2008FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory233667.0
December 2007FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory230267.2
December 2006GoodGoodGoodGood232167.1
September 2005GoodGoodGoodGood232067.1
October 2003GoodGoodGoodGood185069.5
September 2001GoodGoodGoodGood178269.8
February 2001GoodGoodGoodGood160470.7
December 1999GoodGoodGoodGood160470.7
October 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair180056.9
September 1995PoorFairPoorFair210036.0
November 1993PoorFairPoorGood180036.0
October 1991PoorFairPoorVery Good172536.0