WEST VIRGINIA 5 over Little Kanawha River


+38.94815, -81.27106
38°56'53" N, 81°16'16" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:WEST VIRGINIA 5 over Little Kanawha River
Structure number:00000000053A010
Location:0.12 MILE WEST OF CR 9
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway and waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:109.9 ft. [33.5 m]
Total length:401.3 ft. [122.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:25.9 ft. [7.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:34.1 ft. [10.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:26.2 ft. [8.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1959
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:2
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:856 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:30.3
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$5,000,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2017PoorPoorPoorPoor85630.3
June 2015PoorPoorPoorSatisfactory80033.1
April 2013PoorPoorFairGood80046.9
April 2012PoorPoorFairGood80060.6
June 2011PoorPoorFairGood80060.6
March 2009PoorPoorSatisfactoryGood92080.7
May 2007PoorPoorSatisfactoryGood100074.5
May 2005PoorPoorSatisfactoryGood100074.5
May 2003PoorPoorSatisfactoryGood120069.5
April 2001PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory95071.4
May 1999PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory95071.4
May 1997PoorPoorSatisfactoryGood90071.6
June 1995PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory100073.7
June 1993PoorPoorFairSatisfactory100062.0
June 1991FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory85067.9