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US 31 NBL over ALABAMA RIVER

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Coordinates:
+32.41045, -86.40761
32°24'38" N, 86°24'27" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:US 31 NBL over ALABAMA RIVER
Structure number:005089
Old structure number:00000003510250B (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.6 MI S OF ELMORE CO LIN
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Other Freeways or Expressways (Urban) [12]
Length of largest span:220.2 ft. [67.1 m]
Total length:2311.1 ft. [704.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:27.9 ft. [8.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.2 ft. [9.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1955
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Girder and floorbeam system [03]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:10,450 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Operating rating:60.6 tons [55.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:36.3 tons [33.0 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:67.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$23,325,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201467.5Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair10450
September 201267.3Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair11260
September 201066.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair10995
August 200866.4Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory11185
March 200667.6Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory9555
September 200367.5Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory10200
January 200268.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory10200
November 199966.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory10885
September 199866.4Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory10885
August 199666.6Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory9690
September 199565.9Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairGood9690
March 199466.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairGood8945
March 199277.1Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood9045