15th Street North over Wichita Drainage Canal


+37.71171, -97.32109
37°42'42" N, 97°19'16" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:15th Street North over Wichita Drainage Canal
Structure number:530400870WDC160
Location:15th at I-135
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Urban) [19]
Length of largest span:32.8 ft. [10.0 m]
Total length:95.5 ft. [29.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.5 ft. [9.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Skew angle:11°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1925
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 18 / H 20 [4]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:450 [as of 2006]
Truck traffic:2% of total traffic
Deck condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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 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]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:42.9 tons [39.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:26.0 tons [23.6 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:41.4
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,100,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
December 201541.4Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousSatisfactory450
October 201341.4Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousSatisfactory450
December 201141.4Structurally deficientSeriousSeriousFair450
December 200943.4Structurally deficientPoorSeriousFair450
August 200760.4Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor450
August 200548.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor455
November 200256.1Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor455
February 200056.1Structurally deficientPoorPoorPoor455
March 199769.9Structurally deficientFairPoorFair436
January 199570.0Structurally deficientFairPoorFair436
May 199375.8Not deficientFairFairFair436
May 199197.0Not deficientSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory436