Tobacco Hill Road over Buffalo Creek


+36.80117, -78.64280
36°48'04" N, 78°38'34" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:Tobacco Hill Road over Buffalo Creek
Structure number:000000000023706
Location:0.10 to 633 - 1.71 to 92
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:10.2 ft. [3.1 m]
Total length:31.5 ft. [9.6 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1993
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: December 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:532 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:9% of total traffic
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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]
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:98.7

Previous Inspections

DateConditionCulvert ConditionADTSuff. Rating
December 2018Good7 out of 1053298.7
December 2016Good7 out of 1053298.7
December 2014Good7 out of 1053098.7
December 2012Good7 out of 1059598.6
December 2010Good7 out of 1059598.6
December 2008Good7 out of 1059597.6
December 2006Good7 out of 1073698.6
January 2005Good7 out of 1072798.6
December 2002Good7 out of 1085198.5
December 2000Good7 out of 10567100.0
December 1998Good7 out of 10567100.0
December 1996Good7 out of 10553100.0
December 1994Good7 out of 10274100.0
September 1993Good9 out of 10326100.0