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Florida Bridge Information - Volusia County

St. Johns River Veterans Memorial Bridge

Florida State Bridge Inspections
Health Index 1Sufficiency Rating 2
99.3 93.2

National Bridge Inventory Rating
Not Available

Bridge Information
Structure Status: Open, no restriction
County: Volusia County
Owner: State Highway Agency Maintenance Responsibility: State Highway Agency
Roadway: I-4 Wb Facility Crossed: Us-17-92 -St Johns River
Year Built: 2002
Average Daily Traffic - State: 54,000
Average Daily Traffic - NBI: 55,750
Average Daily Truck Traffic - NBI: 6690.0 (12 % of NBI Average Daily Traffic)
Future Average Daily Traffic - NBI: 96,726 in year 2032
Bypass, Detour Length: 1.2 mile
Toll System: On free road. The structure is toll-free and carries a toll-free highway.
Functional Classification: Rural - Principal Arterial - Interstate
Type of Service On the Structure: Highway
Lanes On the Structure: 3
Vertical Clearance Over Bridge Roadway: 3 feet
Type of Service Under the Structure: Highway-waterway
Lanes Under the Structure: 4
Vertical Clearance Under Bridge Roadway: Highway beneath structure, 0.21 feet
Historical Significance: Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Last Inspection - State: September 20, 2012
Last Inspection - NBI: August, 2010
Designated Inspection Frequency (NBI): Every 24 Months

Bridge Location

National Bridge Inventory Safety Feature
Bridge Median: No median
Bridge Railings: Inspected feature meets currently acceptable standards.
Transitions: Inspected feature meets currently acceptable standards.
Approach Guardrail: Inspected feature meets currently acceptable standards.
Approach Guardrail Ends: Inspected feature meets currently acceptable standards.

National Bridge Inventory Condition Ratings
Deck: GOOD CONDITION - some minor problems.
Superstructure: GOOD CONDITION - some minor problems.
Substructure: GOOD CONDITION - some minor problems.
Channel and Channel Protection: Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition.
Culverts: Not applicable. Use if structure is not a culvert.

National Bridge Inventory Operating Ratings: Load Factor (LF) - 5.06 tons
National Bridge Inventory Ratings: Load Factor (LF) - 3.04 tons

National Bridge Inventory Appraisal Ratings
Structural Evaluation: 7 - Better than present minimum criteria
Deck Geometry : 7 - Better than present minimum criteria
Underclear, Vertical & Horizontal : 9 - Superior to present desirable criteria
Waterway Adequacy : 9 - Superior to present desirable criteria
Approach Roadway Alignment : 9 - Superior to present desirable criteria

Critical Feature Inspection
Fracture Critical Details: N
Underwater Inspection: Y24
Other Special Inspection: N

Cost Estimates
Bridge Improvement Cost:
Roadway Improvement Cost:
Total Project Cost (Year of Cost Estimate): ()

1. The "health index" is a tool that measures the overall condition of a bridge. The health index typically includes about 10 to 12 different elements that are evaluated by the department. A lower health index means that more work would be required to improve the bridge to an ideal condition. A health index below 85 generally indicates that some repairs are needed, although it doesn't mean the bridge is unsafe. A low health index may also indicate that it would be more economical to replace the bridge than to repair it.

2. The "sufficiency rating" is a tool that is used to help determine whether a bridge that is structurally deficient or functionally obsolete should be repaired or just replaced. The sufficiency rating considers a number of factors, only about half of which relate to the condition of the bridge itself. The sufficiency ratings for bridges are part of a formula used by the Federal Highway Administration when it allocates federal funds to the states for bridge replacement.

Source: Office of Maintenance, Florida Department of Transportation (Last Update: April, 2013) & U.S. Department of Transportation

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