+31.72586, -89.77592
31°43'33" N, 89°46'33" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:SR 541 over BOWIE RIVER
Structure number:310054103300620
Location:4.7 MI S SIMPSON CL
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Major Collector (Rural) [07]
Length of largest span:40.0 ft. [12.2 m]
Total length:200.1 ft. [61.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1966
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
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]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,100 [as of 2012]
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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for assessed or calculated scour condition. [5]
Operating rating:67.5 tons [61.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:45.5 tons [41.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:76.7
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$652,000,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201576.7Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood1100
October 201376.7Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood1100
October 201185.2Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood480
January 201086.7Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood340
December 200783.7Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood330
October 200583.7Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood330
October 200383.8Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood290
October 200183.8Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood300
September 199980.8Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood300
September 199780.8Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood300
September 199680.8Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good300
September 199579.5Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good370
June 199179.6Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good330
June 198984.8Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good310