Murdock over Little Arkansas River


+37.69745, -97.34346
37°41'51" N, 97°20'36" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:Murdock over Little Arkansas River
Structure number:5304008700LAR30
Location:Murdock at Waco
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:55.1 ft. [16.8 m]
Total length:245.4 ft. [74.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:66.6 ft. [20.3 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1925
Year reconstructed:2005
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:5,900 [as of 2006]
Truck traffic:5% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
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 foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour conditions; field review indicates action is required. [4]
Operating rating:94.1 tons [85.5 metric tons]
Inventory rating:56.3 tons [51.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:95.4

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
December 201595.4Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood5900
October 201395.4Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood5900
November 201196.4Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodGood5900
December 200996.4Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodGood5900
August 200796.4Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good5900
June 200595.4Not deficientExcellentExcellentVery Good5900
November 200242.6Structurally deficientPoorFairFair9031
February 200044.7Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair9031
March 199745.1Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair7349
January 199545.9Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory4500
May 199364.1Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryGood7651
May 199175.3Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryGood7166