+29.94288, -98.99472
29°56'34" N, 98°59'41" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.


Name:SH 27 over BLUFF CREEK
Structure number:151330014205024
Location:2.8 MI E OF FM 480
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other (Rural) [02]
Length of largest span:38.1 ft. [11.6 m]
Total length:113.9 ft. [34.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:45.9 ft. [14.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1931
Year reconstructed:1954
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Tee beam [04]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: January 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,700 [as of 2011]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
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 the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:46.5 tons [42.3 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.7 tons [25.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:83.6

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
January 201583.6Not deficientGoodGoodGood4700
January 201383.6Not deficientGoodGoodGood4700
January 201182.8Not deficientGoodGoodGood4600
December 200882.8Not deficientGoodGoodGood4600
January 200784.4Not deficientGoodGoodGood4200
December 200485.5Not deficientGoodGoodGood4200
November 200286.5Not deficientGoodGoodGood4200
October 200087.0Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood3900
October 199887.0Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood3900
May 199688.5Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood3000
January 199488.9Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood2800
September 199193.2Not deficientGoodVery GoodGood2400