County Road 3 over Medicine Bow River

This bridge is no longer in the current National Bridge Inventory database, and has likely been demolished or abandoned.


+41.68500, -106.41167
41°41'06" N, 106°24'42" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:County Road 3 over Medicine Bow River
Structure number:DFU
Location:Elk Mountain
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:102.0 ft. [31.1 m]
Total length:106.0 ft. [32.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:17.7 ft. [5.4 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1924
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Truss - Thru [10]
Deck type:Wood or Timber [8]
Wearing surface:Wood or Timber [7]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:160 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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 minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:20.5
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$573,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
August 2015PoorSatisfactorySeriousFair16020.5
July 2014PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory16020.5
August 2013PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory16020.5
July 2012PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory16020.7
August 2011PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory16020.5
July 2010PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory16020.5
August 2009PoorGoodSeriousSatisfactory16020.5
August 2008PoorGoodSeriousSatisfactory16020.5
July 2007PoorGoodSeriousSatisfactory16020.5
August 2006PoorGoodSeriousSatisfactory38518.5
August 2005PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory38518.5
August 2004PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory38518.5
August 2003PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory38518.5
August 2002PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory38518.5
August 2001PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory38518.5
August 2000PoorFairSeriousSatisfactory38516.9
August 1999PoorFairSeriousSatisfactory38516.9
August 1998PoorFairSeriousSatisfactory38516.9
October 1997PoorFairSeriousSatisfactory38516.9
August 1996PoorGoodSeriousSatisfactory38518.5
August 1995PoorGoodSeriousSatisfactory38527.8
July 1994FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory38529.6
August 1993FairVery GoodFairGood38529.6
August 1992FairVery GoodFairGood38529.6
December 1991Fair-SatisfactoryGood38540.2