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Database of Stream Crossings in the United States

March 25, 2022

This USGS data release is intended to provide a baselayer of information on likely stream crossings throughout the United States. The geopackage provides likely crossings of infrastructure and streams and provides observed information that helps validate modeled crossings and build knowledge about associated conditions through time (e.g. crossing type, crossing condition). Stream crossings were developed by intersecting the 2020 United States Census Bureau Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) U.S. road lines with the National Hydrography Dataset High Resolution flowlines. The current version of this data release specifically focuses on road stream crossings (i.e. TIGER2020 Roads) but is designed to support additions of other crossing types that may be included in future iterations (e.g. rail). In total 6,608,268 crossings are included in the dataset and 496,564 observations from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration's 2019 National Bridge Inventory (NBI)are included to help identify crossing types of bridges and culverts. This data release also contains Python code that documents methods of data development.